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    Klamath Bird Observatory

    Birds as indicators of environmental wellbeing

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    Klamath Bird Observatory

    Science for informed decision making
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    Klamath Bird Observatory

    Connecting communities through education
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    Klamath Bird Observatory

    Partner-driven conservation

Who We Are

Advancing bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships

Klamath Bird Observatory achieves bird conservation in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the ranges of our migratory birds. Emphasizing high-caliber science and the role of birds as indicators, we inform and improve natural resource management. Recognizing that conservation occurs across many fronts, we also nurture an environmental ethic through community outreach and education. We owe our success to committed donors, volunteers, staff, and partners who demonstrate that each of us can contribute to a legacy of abundant bird populations and healthy land, air, and water. 

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Events Are Back!

Join Klamath Bird Observatory for a variety of outings and Zoom presentations. Click below to check out our calendar and sign up for events. 

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Why Support Bird Education?

Klamath Bird Observatory recognizes that conservation occurs across many fronts and therefore we offer education programs that nurture a conservation ethic in our communities.

Birds are the indicators of our wellbeing. As such, our education programs foster a community that protects the natural and economic resources that are essential to both birds and people.

Birding Means Business – Birdwatchers spend $36 billion annually in pursuit of their hobby. In doing so they enrich the economics of the bird-friendly places they visit.

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Science Director Job Announcement

The Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) Science Director will work with our Executive Director and Director of Conservation to lead our conservation science programs and develop an exciting and actionable research agenda for the future. This will include program development and design, implementing new and existing programs, and delivering relevant conservation results from KBO’s research and monitoring programs.

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2022 U.S. State of the Birds Report Reveals Widespread Losses of Birds Due to Habitat Stress

A newly released State of the Birds report for the United States reveals a tale of two trends, one hopeful, one dire. Historically we have demonstrated that investment in bird conservation can pay off – for example, we have recovered at-risk species like waterfowl and the Peregrine Falcons by focused resources and efforts. However, North American populations continue to show widespread declines. In the west, forest-dependent and wetland birds are both showing a more recent decline that is of grave concern.

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Conservation Science Stamp

Each year, Klamath Bird Observatory offers a Conservation Stamp Set for purchase with proceeds supporting both national and regional conservation efforts. The 2022-2023 Conservation Science Stamp tells the story of the Balck-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens), a migratory bird that breeds in Pacific Northwest oak-conifer habitats and winters in oak-pine and cloud forest habitats in western Mexico and Central America. Proceeds from this year’s Science Stamp support our international bird banding program. By purchasing this year’s Conservation Science Stamp you are supporting international bird conservation partnerships, monitoring, and education. Purchase yours today!

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Klamath Bird Observatory
541-201-0866
PO Box 758
Ashland, Oregon 97520

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