Date: 4/4/21 12:58 pm From: Eve Meier <eve.m.meier...> Subject: [southbaybirds] 1 MR birding at Belgatos and Los Capitancillos
This morning and yesterday afternoon, I decided to check out a couple of places that are within a 1 mile radius of my house in preparation for the California Towhees birdathon team (led by Laura Coatney, Julie Amato and me). In Belgatos Park (located in Los Gatos Blvd off of Belgatos Ave) I had my FOS *Wilson's Warbler *and a *Capsian Tern* flew overhead. There were 3 *California Thrashers* in the back lawn area. At Los Capitancillos I was able to find *Vaux's Swifts*, *Tree Swallow*, *Barn Swallows*, *Cliff Swallows*, *Northern Rough-winged Swallows* and *Violet-green Swallows*. I could hear a *Warbling Vireo* singing from the riparian area but could never find it. For more information on this location, read the spring guide for Los Capitancillos <https://scvas.org/self-guided-birding/los-capitancillos-ponds>.
I'll be donating $10 to SCVAS for every species the California Towhees Birdathon Team finds on April 18th (capped at 100 species). This team will be birding individually in our own neighborhoods (within 1 mile radius of our homes.) To increase our species count, join here https://scvas.org/spring-birdathon-2021-teams#thecaliforniatowhees