International Capacity Building

International Capacity Building

KBO takes pride in fostering training and information exchange throughout the Americas.  This program involves recruiting international interns for our Banding Training Program, participating in international training projects, and providing support to the Tortuguero Integrated Bird Monitoring Program, the San Pancho Bird Observatory (Mexico), and the Costa Rica Bird Monitoring Network in partnership with US Forest Service  Redwood Sciences Laboratory.

San Pancho Bird Observatory

San Pancho Bird Observatory, located in Mexico, recently began operations with support from the Klamath Bird Observatory. Check out their website here.

Costa Rica Bird Observatories

Costa Rica Bird Observatories (CRBO) is a nationwide partnership that promotes bird conservation, monitoring and education in Costa Rica.  CRBO works in collaboration with the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBio), the US Forest Service, and the Klamath Bird Observatory. 

Through these and a series of partnerships across the country CRBO gathers, preserves, and analyzes bird monitoring data and generates tools that enhance and promote bird conservation, serving as a model to be implemented across the Americas.  All of CRBO’s data are collected under the most rigorous standards and are available through the Landbird Monitoring Network of the Americas.  Local efforts are fully integrated with local scientists, NGO’s, and decision makers. CRBO’s operations are some of the longest running in Latin America.

Costa Rica Bird Observatory’s mission is to provide leadership for bird monitoring in Costa Rica, through the establishment of successful field efforts that lead to strategic decisions pertaining to bird conservation at a regional scale. CRBO’s vision is to gather and preserve information on birds and their habitats to further conservation and science about birds in Costa Rica.

To learn more, please visit CRBO’s website.

In 2010 the Costa Rica Bird Observatories’ Madre Selva Field Stations opened in the highlands above San Jose, Costa Rica.  This area is known for its endemic species that are only found in highland cloud forests of Central America.  North American migrant species common in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion also migrate through and winter in these tropical forests.

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