KBO Field Interns engage in a variety of bird monitoring and research methodologies (e.g., bird banding and nest searching) depending on annual project needs. Field Interns gain skills in bird identification by sight and sound, survey methodology, orienteering and general field biology skills, meticulous data collection, and data entry. Field Interns contribute substantially to KBO’s research and monitoring efforts.
Klamath Bird Observatory presents bird banding techniques workshops. These workshops are a great opportunity to learn new, and refresh old, bird banding skills. Topics covered include songbird ageing and sexing techniques such as understanding and using molt and plumage characters and skulling, bird and bander safety, effective public interaction and education at banding stations, and net repair. Training is provided by North American Banding CounciL (NABC) certified trainers and follows NABC guidelines. The workshops involve seminars, demonstrations, and experiential learning.
The workshops usually take place at Klamath Bird Observatory’s field station near Rocky Point, Oregon on the western shore of Upper Klamath Lake during the field season (May-October).