Thank you for being a member of South Bay Birds [SBB]. This is our monthly reminder sent to the list with information about the group. 
SBB is a list intended for reporting your birding activity in Santa Clara county. We encourage everyone to share where they bird and what they see. If you use eBird, we encourage you to include a link to the eBird trip report that you filed. 

Trying to find a location mentioned in SBB? Use this Google Map:

Acceptable Content
The primary content for SBB is where you went and what you saw. Please report only Santa Clara County locations, other counties have their own mailing lists for trip reports. We discourage general discussion on South Bay Birds, for that we've created a Facebook group (see below).
Occasionally the administrator will post an Advocacy digest -- no more than once a week, and more typically, once or twice a month. This digest contains topics that are not typically posted to the list but we feel are of interest to the readers of SBB and are important enough to warrant posting to the wider audience. These messages will be tagged with the word "Advocacy" in the subject so members who aren't interested can delete or filter them if they choose. Topics posted as Advocacy messages typically include updates on important Advocacy activities by Santa Clara Valley Audubon (SCVAS) and SCVAS volunteer activities. 
Unacceptable Content
Please do not post notices of upcoming events to SBB. There is a sister list, South Bay Birds (Events) [SBB-Events], that should be used for that purpose. If you are interested in knowing what events are being offered by SCVAS and other county bird-oriented organizations, we encourage you to subscribe to this list (see below).
Please do not post carpooling requests for events to SBB. We request they go to the Facebook discussion group. 
Ethical Birding
We believe all birders should act as ethical birders. Your personal year list or that special photograph puts the bird at risk or cause its nest to fail. Because we expect all birders to act ethically around the birds that bring them joy, we expect that of the birders who are on our list as well.
For more details on our views on ethical birding please see:
If a list member is found to be engaging in activities that violate the ethical birding code it may affect their future ability to contribute to or subscribe to our lists.
Available Topic Groups
There are three topic groups available:
  •     South Bay Birds [SBB]
  •     South Bay Birds (Events) [SBB-Events]
  •     Silicon Valley Birders Facebook Group
We've created a web site Birdwatching in Silicon Valley ( with subscription information and links to the other parts of the Silicon Valley Birding community, and we encourage you to share that with those you know who might be interested in joining our group. This site has full instructors for subscribing and unsubscribing to each of these groups.
Unsubscribing to South Bay Birds
If you ever need to unsubscribe from this list, an unsubscribe link is at the bottom of ever message, or you can go to That's also where you can view the list archives,  set up a vacation hold, change your email address, or modify your subscription in any way. 
South Bay Birds and Birdwatching in Silicon Valley are affiliated with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (, which offers classes and outings around the county, so if you're interested in learning more about birding in the county or joining other birders in going out birding, they can help you find an outing that matches your interests. 
Contacting the team: Please contact the Admin team at with any questions or problems you may have.

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