• Western Tanager

    Klamath Bird Observatory

    Birds as indicators of environmental wellbeing

  • avian researcher in the field

    Klamath Bird Observatory

    Science for informed decision making
  • bird banding demonstration

    Klamath Bird Observatory

    Connecting communities through education
  • avian researchers in the field

    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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Memberships contribute to Klamath Bird Observatory’s success in advancing bird and habitat conservation.

Collaborative Conservation

Long-term monitoring, theoretical research, and applied ecology fuels our collaborative conservation approach.


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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Job Announcement: Science Delivery, Communications, Outreach, & DEI Program Manager (Full Time)

Klamath Bird Observatory seeks a full time Science Delivery, Communications, Outreach, & DEI Program Manager who will oversee and nurture KBO’s growing Science Communications, Science Interpretation & Delivery; Community Education & Outreach; Community Science; Partnerships; and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Environmental Justice programs. Salary — $43,000 to $44,000.; Location — Ashland, Oregon.


KBO’s 2021-2022 FUNdraising Campaign Begins!

Klamath Bird Observatory’s fundraising effort has a new, exciting format this year: with no fundraising Gala in 2020 or 2021, KBO’s Board members are stepping up, as individuals, to offer you a variety of smaller group events. These are events that we think many of you will enjoy. Board members will be hosting nearly a dozen recreational and educational gatherings with different themes. Think of these not so much as events but more as “parties.”

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Thank you for your interest in bird conservation!


Klamath Bird Observatory
PO Box 758
Ashland, Oregon 97520


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KBO is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Charitable donations to KBO are tax-deductible.
Tax ID# 93-1297400

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