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KBO Community Education with Shannon Rio: Understanding Bird Migration at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge

On February 22nd, Shannon Rio will tell stories about some of the birds that migrate through Lower Klamath and Tulelake National Wildlife Refuges, where she and her husband Kirk are regular visitors. In this virtual presentation you’ll see beautiful photographs, hear fun facts, and gain a sense of what birds you might see there any month of the year. Shannon will also share how you can get to her favorite areas of the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and where to explore when you arrive. Click through to register for this FREE event.

Shannon Rio Presents KBO’s Community Education Winter Series (2021)

Cozy up and have fun this winter connecting with the birds! Shannon Rio will present four unique, interactive virtual events about our feathered friends via Zoom in January and February, 2021. At each event someone in the audience will win a gift certificate to a local Ashland business! You can choose to sign up for one or more of the events in the series. No previous bird knowledge is necessary and all are welcome!

KBO Community Education: “Birding the Klamath Basin” with Shannon Rio

The Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most amazing Wildlife Refuges in our country. It is the first refuge protected specifically for the benefit of migratory birds. We invite you to join Shannon Rio on December 7th via Zoom for “Birding the Klamath Basin,” a virtual visit to Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in winter, where you will learn how to find your way to the refuge and get to know the glorious birds you might see there during this chilly time of year. Click to learn more!

Please consider making a contribution to Klamath Bird Observatory this Giving Tuesday

KBO’s resilience is inspired by the support we receive from our donors who believe in our work to advance bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. In 2020, as the Covid pandemic challenged all of us, KBO showed our resilience, adapting to the novel circumstances. Giving Tuesday is December 1st, and this year we ask that you help us with our continued efforts to protect birds and the places in nature that they need to survive. Please consider making an end-of-year donation to KBO.

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 […]

KBO NOVEMBER TALK AND WALK with Shannon Rio

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 […]

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