Autumn Presentations by KBO Board Members

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Two Klamath Bird Observatory Board Members, Shannon Rio and Dick Ashford, are giving informative and engaging presentations on birds this autumn in partnership with North Mountain Park and Ashland Parks and Recreation. Learn more about these exciting talks below.

October 15th: Beautiful Birds, Beautiful Words

Klamath Bird Observatory Board Member Shannon Rio combines bird photography with poetry, myth, and lore in this presentation that celebrates nature, literature, and our connection to words. 

Details: Wednesday October 15th from 6:30-8:00pm, Ages 10-Adult, event at North Mountain Park Nature Center, and cost is $10. Pre-register online at or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

November 4th, 11th, and 18th: Hawks!

Dick Ashford, former Klamath Bird Observatory President and KBO Honorary Board Member, gives this three-part Powerpoint presentation on hawks – those fascinating creatures that capture our imaginations as few other bird groups do. Easily seen (but tough to identify), hawks push our primal poetic buttons. This popular course will examine the natural history of diurnal raptors – what makes a hawk a hawk, anyhow? We will also investigate hawks’ relationship with humans throughout history. This is NOT an ID class but, at the end of this course, you are guaranteed to be a dedicated hawk enthusiast! 

Details:  This three-part series is held on the Tuesdays of November 4th, 11th, and 18th from 7:00-8:30pm; Ages 11-Adult; event at North Mountain Park Nature Center; and cost is $25 for the series. Pre-register online at or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.


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