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About KBO

KBO Associates

Luiza Figueira

MANTIQUEIRA BIRD OBSERVATORY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Luiza Figueira is a Brazilian biologist with a Master of Science in Ecology from the National Institute for Amazonian Research.

Pedro Martins

MANTIQUEIRA BIRD OBSERVATORY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Pedro Martins is an Brazilian ecologist with primary interest in statistics and bird population dynamics.

Sarahy Contreras Martinez, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF GUADALAJARA Sarahy is a professor and researcher at the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources-IMECBIO, University of Guadalajara-CUCSUR. The results of her projects are applied to the conservation, management, and restoration of bird habitats in subtropical temperate mountain forests.

Pablo Elizondo

Pablo, better known as “Chespi”, currently works under an agreement between the US Forest Service, the Klamath Bird Observatory, and the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBio), coordinating their bird monitoring efforts in Costa Rica.

Luis Morales

Luis is a marine biologist with training in coral reef ecology who decided that birds were better elements of nature to connect people with nature. He has over 20 years of experience guiding nature tours and the last 12 years mostly birdwatching trips. Luis is currently the Director and co-founder of the San Pancho Bird Observatory.

Keith Larson, PhD

Keith Larson has worked all over the world as a field biologist, working primarily with seabirds and migratory songbirds. During this time Keith developed excellent statistical and spatial analytical skills that he has applied to a diversity of projects.

Josée Rousseau, PhD Candidate

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Josée’s partnership with KBO started in 2004, after fledgling from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Starting as an intern for the Redwood Sciences Laboratory, her position led her to become the Humboldt Bay Bird Observatory Program Manager under the KBO umbrella.

Nathaniel Seavy, PhD

Over the last two decades, Nat has worked on research projects in North America, Central America, Africa, and Hawaii. These projects have included research on the breeding biology of raptors and owls, habitat associations of passerine birds, population ecology and monitoring of Pacific seabirds, and avian demography. Nat’s dissertation research on the effects of fire and fuels management on bird communities was conducted at KBO.

Kristen Mancuso, PhD Candidate

Kristen Mancuso is a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada. Her project aims to learn more about the migration ecology of the Yellow-breasted Chat and Gray Catbird.

Frank Lospalluto

Frank is a field biologist who has been working closely with Klamath Bird Observatory for over 16 years doing both spring breeding bird and fall migration surveys throughout the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion.