Stevens Creek County Park

Saturday, October 30, 2021
08:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Chestnut Picnic Area parking lot
37.306812, -122.073302

Before signing up for this trip, please take a moment to read our trip policies and view our liability waiver.


This Cupertino park in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains includes a riparian corridor along Stevens Creek and mixed hardwood and oak woodlands, open grasslands, and chaparral. The wide variety of habitats in this park make it a top birding destination for migrants and local breeding birds. Winter targets are: Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Red-bellied Sapsucker. Year-around endemics include Hutton's Vireo, Northern Flicker, and Steller's Jay.  

Trip Difficulty: 2 miles, easy walking except for 3 short, steep sections. Mix of paved road, dirt, and gravel trails.

Trip Notes: Late October mornings can be cool. Clothing layers recommended.

Leaders: David and Floy Zittin,, Eve Meier

Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly Ages 10 and up, intermediate level birding, all birding levels are welcome.

Meet: Chestnut Parking area off of Stevens Canyon Rd

Directions: From I-280 in Cupertino take Foothill Expy exit. Continue south on Foothill Blvd for about 2 miles (it becomes Stevens Canyon Rd). Turn left into the first park entrance and meet in the Chestnut Picnic Area parking lot (first parking lot on your left). Latitude/Longitude: 37.306812, -122.073302

Facilities: Our walk will take us near 3 restrooms.

Parking Fees: Yes, credit card only

Banner Photo: Hutton's Vireo by Brooke Miller

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