Birds & Birding

KBO Community Education Returns with Two New Classes in November 2020

Join Shannon Rio for an outdoor Lunch and Learn “Birding at North Mountain Park” on November 13th, and a virtual class “Wintering Birds of the Rogue Valley” on November 16th via Zoom. Click to learn more!
Harry Fuller

KBO Bird Watching Field Trip: July 6th, led by HARRY FULLER

July is an excellent time to look for breeding birds at higher elevations, like Mountain Bluebirds, Sandhill Cranes, Lazuli Buntings, various Warblers, and even… possibly… Great Gray Owls. On July 6th from 9am to 2pm, Harry Fuller will lead a small bird watching  trip in and around the Howard Prairie and Hyatt Lake area. For more information about Harry, our world renowned trip leader, see below. Please join us for this safety-first outing; we will spend the morning seeking connection and rejuvenation from the wonder and beauty of our shared birds.

KBO Presents Our First Virtual Community Education Program

Join us Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:30-8:00pm for KBO’s first virtual community education program, presented by Shannon Rio via Zoom. This visual and auditory presentation teaches about local birds while exploring how they got their common and Latin names. For example, why is a Killdeer called a Killdeer and what does its scientific name tell us? Using stories, scientific facts, photography, bird sounds and poetry, this is a fun opportunity to learn about the birds that live all around us. No birding knowledge is necessary, however curiosity and humor are welcome prerequisites for joining this virtual class.

Community Scientists Needed for Short-eared Owl Surveys!

Attention Oregon birders, I am pleased to announce a great community science opportunity in Oregon! Klamath Bird Observatory is partnering with Intermountain Bird Observatory to carry out the Western Asio Flammeus Landscape Study (WAfLS). This community science project, now spanning eight western states, is designed to gather information to better evaluate the population status of […]

The Life of a KBO Nest-Searcher

by Nicholas Kronick Named after the abundance of camas lilies dotting the meadow blue through the long days of June, Lily Glen offers a fine sight that comes alive in the summer. This May-July, my field partner and I spent our days here with the purpose of locating and monitoring the nests of a local […]


TALK: BIRDING THE KLAMATH BASIN Thursday, November 14th 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Lincoln School, 320 Beach Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520 Using photography and history of the land and the birds, visit one of the most amazing Wildlife Refuges here in our backyard via a powerpoint presentation. The Lower Klamath Lake part of this refuge was […]


October 20th, Sunday 8:00am – 5:30pm Join Vince Zauskey and Shannon Rio for a day of birding in the spectacular Scott Valley. We will likely see a variety of hawks, falcons, and sparrows. Lewis’s woodpeckers will be seen, possibly a shrike, and who knows what else!! 16 folks total so we can have 4 cars […]

Rogue Valley Messenger: Public Profile of John Alexander, Executive Director

John Alexander, Executive Director, speaks with the Rogue Valley Messenger about Klamath Bird Observatory’s conservation science, education, and birding. FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW CLICK HERE.

Visit a KBO Banding Station in 2019!

Klamath Bird Observatory is offering public visits to our bird banding station near Fort Klamath in the Upper Klamath Lake area. The banding station is scheduled on most Thursday mornings through mid-October. Individual, family, and group visits can be arranged by emailing KBO’s Banding Program Coordinator Bob Frey (see below). Situated along Sevenmile Creek within […]

Registration is Open! — Klamath Bird Observatory’s Wings and Wine Gala

SUNDAY September 22nd, 2019, 3:00 -7:00 PMGRIZZLY PEAK WINERY, ASHLAND, OREGON Klamath Bird Observatory’s Wings and Wine Gala is back by popular demand. Come celebrate more than 20 years of KBO advancing bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. Please help us continue our work by participating in this fundraiser. $65   — Single […]


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