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Uncovering the Secrets of the Oregon Vesper Sparrow

Dr. Sarah Rockwell will share some recent research on the unique at-risk subspecies, Oregon Vesper Sparrow, including what we’ve learned from detailed nesting studies and new migration tracking technology. The talk will be held through the Salem Audubon Society over Zoom on February 8th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Birding Beyond Borders

The Mantiqueira Bird Observatory, in partnership with the Klamath Bird Observatory, invites you for a free online magical trip to the Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil. The presentation is on February 24th, 6 pm – 7 pm PT. There you will learn about their tropical birds and conservation efforts. In a live presentation, Luiza Figueira, former KBO’s intern, and current OAMa’s executive director will talk about the development of the bird observatory in Brazil, their research and outreach projects to promote bird conservation. You will also be led through a diversity of local birds and will “walk” the trails in the tropical forests where OAMa does the long-term bird monitoring. Click to register for the event.

Contemplative Photography — For the Love of Birds

Contemplative photography combined with nature photography can be deeply soul-soothing, educational, and plays an important part in conservation.  It gives details about the appearance or behavior of birds and has resulted in the protection of landscapes and species. This presentation on February 10th, at 6 pm celebrates the power of photography and our love for birds.  Kirk Gooding selected some of his favorite nature photos and created this series set to music. This online event is free to say thank you for your support of the Klamath Bird Observatory.

Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network Quarterly Meeting

The Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) is holding its first quarterly meeting of 2022 on Thursday, January 27th from 9-10:30 am.

Don’t Miss the Last KBO FUNdraiser of the Year!

For our last event, a special online holiday workshop, we have unlimited capacity! On Thursday, December 16th learn how to animate Snoopy and Woodstock. Larry Leichliter, former PEANUTS director and accomplished animator, will host a live-action tutorial.

Join the FUN: Two last events in KBO’s 2021 FUNdraising series

KBO’s Board of Directors invites you to the last two events of our 2021 FUNdraising series. There is only one 4-person ticket left for our Winter Hawk Identification Workshop. Dick Ashford and Amanda Alford are offering this 2-part event with a raptor ID presentation on Thursday, December 9th and a hawk watching field on Saturday, December 11th. Then, for our last event, we have unlimited capacity! On Thursday, December 16th Larry Leichliter, former PEANUTS director and accomplished animator, is hosting a live-action tutorial to help participants try your hand at creating a simple animation of Snoopy and his feathered pal Woodstock. So please join the fun!

Sing, Fly, Soar, and Cartoon — Like a Bird (A KBO FUNdraising Workshop)

Join KBO for a special holiday animation workshop. Larry Leichliter, former PEANUTS director and accomplished animator, will offer a live-action tutorial teaching participants to create a simple animation of Snoopy, the lovable canine character from the PEANUTS cartoon, and his feathered pal Woodstock. This FUNdraising workshop is a World Migratory Bird Day event. All proceeds will directly support the Partners in Flight international bird conservation initiative. Since this is a FUNdraising event, we ask registrants to make a donation of their choice, however, a free registration is also available upon request.

Give a Gift For Bird Conservation

In celebration of giving Tuesday, the Rogue Valley The Messenger recognized KBO, along with other local non-profits, encouraging readers to donate to each of the organizations. KBO’s resilience is bolstered by the support we receive from our donors and we ask you to join Rogue Valley Messenger with your support for our continued efforts to protect birds. Also, as you plan you holiday shopping, consider giving a gift of bird conservation by purchasing KBO’s conservation stamp set for your bird loving family members and friends. Lastly, when holiday shopping remember to visit visiting Sunday Afternoons in Ashland and Wild Bird Unlimited in Medford — as KBO sponsors these two local stores are valued KBO supporters.

KBO FUNdraiser: 2-Part Winter Hawk Identification Workshop — A Raptor ID Presentation and Field Trip hosted by Dick Ashford & Amanda Alford

KBO FUNdraiser: Join us for an all-day RAPTOR-FINDING excursion to the picturesque Klamath Basin! KBO board members Dick Ashford and Amanda Alford will share their enthusiasm of, and knowledge about, “our” wintering raptors during this always-popular field trip. Dick will provide a short zoom introduction prior to the outing.

This Thursday Night: Birding the Klamath Refuges (A sliding scale KBO FUNdraiser hosted by Shannon Rio)

Join us this Thursday evening, for a sliding scale FUNdraising event. Shannon Rio, KBO Board President, is offering a Zoom presentation focused on acquainting people with birding on the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife refuges. Register now! Registration is open to an unlimited number of registrants. Cost — make a donation of your choice.

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