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Only a Few Spots Left!

There are only 3 spots left for the Talk and Walk led by Amanda Alford at the Rogue River Preserve on April 24th, 9 am – 11 am. Amanda is a KBO board member and a lover of all things bird and is excited to share. The preserve is owned and managed by the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy. Its 352 acres include several distinct habitats that support remarkable biodiversity, including at least 32 rare, declining, and uncommon plant and animal species. There isn’t a better way to celebrate Mother Earth.

A Garden Party at Grizzly Peak a KBO FUNdraiser

Come join us for an afternoon outdoors for a KBO FUNdraiser in Ashland with live music, an art exhibit, food, wine, and beverages on Saturday, April 30th from 1:00-4:00 PM at Grizzly Peak Winery. Enjoy the sounds of a string quartet with violins Melissa Orr and Bari Frimkess, violist Emily Severson and cellist Doug Fong, and the popular guitar duo of Craig Martin and Tim Church. View works of local artists and meander through this beautiful Ashland property. An array of tasty finger foods, Grizzly Peak wines, and other beverages will be offered throughout the afternoon.

Community Earth Day Celebration

On Earth Day weekend Klamath Bird Observatory will not only be hosting Talk and Walks but we are also going to be at the Celebrate Earth Day event. This event is being hosted by Temple Emek Shalom and SOHEVA at Temple Emek Shalom on April 24th, 1 pm – 4 pm. Fun, free, informative event for the whole family will feature more than a dozen organizations committed to environmental protection and a healthy planet. An opportunity to test drive electric vehicles, enjoy food trucks, music, and activities for kids.

Bird Conmigo at Fichtner Mainwaring Park

The next Bird Conmigo bird walk is almost here! Join the KBO team this Saturday, April 2nd, at Fitchner Mainwaring Park in Medford at 10 am for an exploration of our urban backyard.

First Talk and Walk of the Season

Talks and Walks are a great way to start your birding adventure. You can learn about local birds, explore new places, and be outside. Join KBO board president and nature enthusiast Shannon Rio for a bird walk of North Mountain Park. Shannon is eager to get back out and share the joys of birding with everyone. North Mountain Park offers the opportunity to see a variety of birds in an easy-to-access environment. Walk and talks are free and open to anyone. Binoculars are available for use. 
Purple Finch photo by James Livaudais

Birding Beyond Borders Video Available

Thank you to everyone that attended Birding Beyond Borders. A special thank you goes to Shannon Rio and Luiza Figueira for presenting about the amazing connection that Klamath Bird Observatory has with Observatório de Aves da Mantiqueira and how this international connection is a great model for bird conservation across the globe. If you missed this presentation you can watch the Zoom recording by following the link. 

Talk and Walk’s are Back!

Talk and Walk are back by popular demand. These are a donation-based series that happens at a variety of locations. It is a great opportunity to explore Southern Oregon, increase your birding knowledge, and make new friends. We welcome birders on all levels. Binoculars’ are available for use. Our first walk and talk is on March 26th at 9 am with Shannon Rio. She will be taking us around North Mountain Park. Our second outing will be celebrating Earth Day on April 23rd at 9 am at the Rogue River Preserve. More walks and talks to be added!

Upcoming KBO Events

Klamath Bird Observatory has three amazing events coming up that you aren’t going to want to miss. Birding Beyond Borders happening February 24th, 6 pm – 7 pm, free over Zoom. Presentation by Shannon Rio, KBO Board president, and Luiza Figueira a past KBO intern and current OAMa Excutive Director. It praises the value of diversity in all of the aspects that nature provides to us: diversity of landscape, diversity of peoples and culture, and how that diversity equals a balanced healthy world.  FUNdraiser Hawks and Ducks field trip happening March 5th. Fun to be had! Bird Conmigo a free bilingual bird walking series happening at local Medford parks.

FUNdraiser — Ducks & Hawks Field Trip

Join KBO board members Amanda Alford and Dick Ashford for an all-day outing on March 5th, when we’ll look at everything “the basin” has to offer. Dick and Amanda will plan a route that will give us our best chances of seeing the varied birdlife for which the Klamath Basin is famous. And, we’ll have lots of fun doing it!

Don’t Miss — Contemplative Photography Feb. 10th

Valentines Day is a day of love for your fellow humans. Why not have a day to share your love for birds? Join Shannon Rio on February 10th at 6 pm for a presentation on Contemplative Photography – For the Love of Birds. This hour and a half presentation will include a 30-minute slideshow of Kirk Gooding’s photography where we will share our love for birds and nature through his art. After the slideshow, we will return to the individual pictures and discuss them in more detail. 

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