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Shannon Rio, President

Shannon Rio is on the board of the Klamath Bird Observatory because of its work to preserve birds and wild places in nature. She is a wildlife educator with a goal to connect people (and herself) with nature so that they will want to protect what they love.

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Dick Ashford, MS


Dick Ashford bio cropped (72ppi 4x)Dick first joined the KBO Board in Spring 2005.  He served as Board President from 2007 to 2009, when he was elected as Board Chair of the American Birding Association, a position he held until late 2010. Shortly after completing those duties, he was re-elected as KBO’s President in December 2010, and served again until 2013.

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US State of the Birds Reports

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Klamath Bird Observatory staff members serve on US North American Bird Conservation Initiative State of the Birds committees, collaborating with our country’s leading bird conservation agencies and organizations to produce U.S. State of the Birds Reports. These reports represent political, popular, and scientific recognition that birds serve as high-level indicators of the health of the country’s natural resources.

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John Alexander, PhD


As Klamath Bird Observatory co-founder, John works with KBO’s Board of Directors, Research Advisor, Science Director, Outreach and Science Communications Specialist, and Executive Administrator overseeing all aspects of the organization’s efforts.

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Jaime Stephens, MS


As Science Director, Jaime oversees KBO’s long-term monitoring and applied ecological research programs. She works closely with staff to design, implement, and deliver conservation relevant science. Jaime collaborates with a diverse suite of partners to inform resource management strategies and conservation actions that improve outcomes for birds and ecosystems.

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Jacob McNab


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Jacob joined KBO in September of 2016 after moving to Ashland from the San Francisco Bay area in California. He wears many hats as the Office Administrator, including assisting the Executive Director.

Jacob received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Davis in 2015.

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Carol Mockridge

Carol moved to Ashland from Seattle in 2013 after an extensive search for the ideal place to retire. Birding and volunteering are high on her life list. She learned about the upcoming first Mountain Bird Festival while taking Harry Fuller’s Winter Birds of Ashland class and volunteered to be the marketing kingbird.

She believes KBO mission is critical to give our leaders and citizens the information to make decisions that will protect our environment in the future.

Carol has a BFA in Fine Arts from Washington State University and a BA in Communications from University of Washington. She taught high school art, graphic design and photography for 9 years. She then worked for county government for 25 years in various public relations, marketing and communications positions. Carol also served as webmaster for Pierce County.

Carol enjoys hiking, cycling, kayaking and world travel. Birding is always an integral part of these adventures.

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Partners in Flight Conservation Plans

The Partners in Flight (PIF) plans are guides to landbird conservation. Use the 2016 PIF International Landbird Conservation Plan as a guide for landbird conservation in the United States and Canada over the next 10 years and the California PIF and Oregon-Washington PIF state-level plans for specific regional habitats.

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Harry Fuller, MA

Harry Fuller joined the KBO Board in 2011.  Harry  graduated from Carleton College, Minnesota with a BA in history, and from Stanford University in California with an MA in communications. Harry was elected KBO Board President in 2013.

From 1969 to 1998 Harry worked in television media, mostly for San Francisco TV stations.  During his time in television, he won two local Emmies for news coverage and a national Peabody Award for coverage of the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake.  Harry then worked for an internet cable start-up before moving to London to work with CNBC news for four years. He returned to the U.S. in 2005.

In addition to his work in media, Harry has worked as a volunteer and professional birding guide for more than ten years.  In 2007 Harry moved to Ashland, Oregon where he continues to lead birding trips and is an active birding and news blogger.  Harry is the author of FREEWAY BIRDING, a guide to birding spots along Interstate 5 from San Francisco to Seattle. Harry blogs about birds and birding at


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