IMBD 2017 72dpp 11xX2017 Mountain Bird Conservation Fundraiser

September 23rd -- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Ashland, Oregon -- An International Migratory Bird Day Event

Please join us for for this
conservation birding event:

Celebrate a love for birds and birding
Support science-driven conservation


  • New York Times best seller Noah Strycker
  • Unveiling of Klamath Bird Observatory’s 2017 Conservation Science Stamp
  • Science and conservation in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Tickets -- $75

A Saturday 4:30-7:00pm celebration:

  • Noah Strycker’s keynote presentation
  • Hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar
  • Art Gallery, featuring local artists

All attendees will receive a Conservation Stamp Set including:

  • 2017-18 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation [Duck] Stamp
  • Klamath Bird Observatory’s 2017 Conservation Science Stamp

2016 Conservation Stamps 72dpi 3x3

Put your stamp on local and national bird and habitat conservation.  Our 2017 Conservation Science Stamp will be unveiled on September 23rd at the Mountain Bird Conservation Fundraiser. The 2016 Stamp featured the Olive-sided Flycatcher.  Click here to learn more about our Conservation Stamp Set.


Keynote Speaker

Strycker 72dpi 3x2New York Times Best Selling Author Noah Strycker

In September, 2015, Oregonian Noah Strycker set a new world record by seeing 6,042 bird species in one year. His Big Year bested a British couple breaking their 2008 record by over 1,500 species. Birders around the world followed Noah’s global birding adventure on the Audubon Society's blog. Now, Noah's latest book Birding Without Borders chronicles his quest to break the world birding record.

Join us for Noah Strycker's presentation --  Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World

black and yellow broadbills 72dpi 3x2Birding Without Borders

In 2015, bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus and car breakdowns and mudslides and torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding on seven continents and carrying only a pack on his back, Strycker enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick more than 6,000 species, including Adelie Penguins in Antarctica, a Harpy Eagle in Brazil, a Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Thailand, and a Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda. He shared the adventure in real time on his daily blog (, and now he reveals the inside story. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Strycker’s epic World Big Year will leave you with a new appreciation for the birds and birders of the world.

Noah Strycker, 30, is Associate Editor of “Birding” magazine, the author of two well-regarded books about birds, and a regular contributor of photography and articles to all major bird magazines as well as other media; he blogs regularly for the American Birding Association. Strycker set a World Big Year record in 2015 and is writing a book about the experience, which will be released in fall 2017. Strycker has studied birds on six continents with field seasons in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Australia, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, and the Farallon Islands. He also works as a naturalist guide on expedition cruises to Antarctica and Norway’s black and yellow broadbills 72dpi 3x2Svalbard archipelago, literally spreading the inspiration of birds from pole to pole. His first book, “Among Penguins,” chronicles a field season working with Adelie Penguins in Antarctica (Oregon State University Press, 2011) and his second, “The Thing with Feathers,” celebrates the fascinating behaviors of birds and human parallels (Riverhead Books, 2014). Strycker is also a competitive tennis player, has run five marathons, and hiked the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. He is based in Oregon, where his backyard has hosted more than 100 species of birds. Visit his website at


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