Trips & Events
Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network Quarterly Meeting April 28th
The Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) is holding its second quarterly meeting of 2022 on Thursday, April 28th from 9-10:30 am. This collaborative regional partnership works to conserve oak habitats on private and public lands in southern Oregon and northern California. Our speaker this month is Jena Volpe, a KSON steering committee member and Fire Ecologist with the Medford BLM.
Mark your Calendars with our Spring FUNdraisers!
Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) FUNdraising events are organized and hosted by the KBO board. They have been working hard on this amazing spring lineup. Events include a day trip to Shasta, bird banding with KBO staff, a garden party, and the highly anticipated birding by ear workshop. There is something for everyone! Registration for events will open a month before the event. Some have limited spots so make sure to mark your calendar.
Garden Party Artists
The Garden Party at Grizzly Peak Winery is host to 4 astounding artists, Tish Mcfadden, Beth Martin, Judy Bjorlie, and Paula Fong. During the event, you will have time to browse and purchase their art. As well as drink delicious wine, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, and listen to lovely melodies. The Garden Party is on Saturday, April 30th, 1 pm – 4 pm tickets are $75 per person and are available.
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.
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.