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KBO FUNdraiser: Birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake Refuges (hosted by Shannon Rio) — A Zoom Presentation and Field Trip

Shannon Rio,This 2-part FUNdrasining event, hosted by KBO Board President Shannon Rio, includes a Zoom presentation and a field trip. Shannon will focus on acquainting people with birding on the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife refuges.

Photo by Jim-Livaudais

Because this drought year has been especially difficult for the refuges, knowing where to see birds can be a challenge. During this 2-part event Shannon will orient participants with where to go birding¬† — you will learn the layout of the the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake refuges and the locations of different birding “hotspots” on the refuges. Participants will receive refuge maps. Shannon’s intention for this 2-part FUNdraising event is to orient participants, for your future bird watching visits.

The Zoom presentation will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and participation will be unlimited. The follow-up field trip will be held on Sunday, November 14th, leaving Ashland at 8:00 AM, and returning by 6:00 PM, with limited registration.

No birding experience necessary.


KBO supporters are invited to purchase a limited number of 1-car tickets (for up to four people per car) for the Sunday, November 14th field trip. 1-car tickets are priced at $240. Each ticket buyer can invite three additional family members or close friends to form a 1-car Covid-safe pod. CLICK HERE to register for the field trip via eMail to Shannon Rio (please type Field Trip Registration in the subject field). Cars will stay connected by walkie talkie. Binoculars will be made available upon request. Not much in the way of walking; however we will be out of the cars often. Bring lunch and plan to have a grand time. Field Trip registrants will automatically be registered for the Zoom presentation.

Registration for the Thursday, November 11th Zoom presentation is open to an unlimited number of registrants. Because this is a FUNdraining event, we ask registrants to make a donation of their choice.  Use this form to register for the Birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake Zoom presentation.

Our KBO FUNdraising events are being offered with Covid safety as our primary concern. Proof of vaccination will be required for all in-person participants. To ensure a Covid-safe, quality experience, we are limiting field trip offerings to a small number of 4-PERSON CAR PODS. One donor will be able to purchase a 1-car ticket for a total of four people to include family members or close friends who make up that donor’s Covid-safe pod. Social distancing and masking when appropriate will also be required. More details about KBO’s Covid-safe guidelines will be provided upon registration.

KBO relies on private donations to further our mission of advancing bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. By attending KBO FUNdraising events, you help to support KBO’s efforts. So, if you love birds, believe in birds as indicators of environmental wellbeing, and want to support KBO’s science-driven bird conservation mission, please register for this FUNdraising event today! We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our Fall Series FUNdraising events.

To stay tuned for more details about KBO FUNdraising and community education events:

Many thanks to our KBO 2021 Community Education Sponsors