Birds & Birding

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Positions Still Available!

Klamath Bird Observatory is still looking for highly motivated candidates to fill our bird banding internship and point count technician positions. Click to read more about these amazing opportunities.

Join the FUN: Two last events in KBO’s 2021 FUNdraising series

KBO’s Board of Directors invites you to the last two events of our 2021 FUNdraising series. There is only one 4-person ticket left for our Winter Hawk Identification Workshop. Dick Ashford and Amanda Alford are offering this 2-part event with a raptor ID presentation on Thursday, December 9th and a hawk watching field on Saturday, December 11th. Then, for our last event, we have unlimited capacity! On Thursday, December 16th Larry Leichliter, former PEANUTS director and accomplished animator, is hosting a live-action tutorial to help participants try your hand at creating a simple animation of Snoopy and his feathered pal Woodstock. So please join the fun!

Sing, Fly, Soar, and Cartoon — Like a Bird (A KBO FUNdraising Workshop)

Join KBO for a special holiday animation workshop. Larry Leichliter, former PEANUTS director and accomplished animator, will offer a live-action tutorial teaching participants to create a simple animation of Snoopy, the lovable canine character from the PEANUTS cartoon, and his feathered pal Woodstock. This FUNdraising workshop is a World Migratory Bird Day event. All proceeds will directly support the Partners in Flight international bird conservation initiative. Since this is a FUNdraising event, we ask registrants to make a donation of their choice, however, a free registration is also available upon request.

KBO FUNdraiser: 2-Part Winter Hawk Identification Workshop — A Raptor ID Presentation and Field Trip hosted by Dick Ashford & Amanda Alford

KBO FUNdraiser: Join us for an all-day RAPTOR-FINDING excursion to the picturesque Klamath Basin! KBO board members Dick Ashford and Amanda Alford will share their enthusiasm of, and knowledge about, “our” wintering raptors during this always-popular field trip. Dick will provide a short zoom introduction prior to the outing.

This Thursday Night: Birding the Klamath Refuges (A sliding scale KBO FUNdraiser hosted by Shannon Rio)

Join us this Thursday evening, for a sliding scale FUNdraising event. Shannon Rio, KBO Board President, is offering a Zoom presentation focused on acquainting people with birding on the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife refuges. Register now! Registration is open to an unlimited number of registrants. Cost — make a donation of your choice.
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KBO FUNdraiser: Birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake Refuges (hosted by Shannon Rio) — A Zoom Presentation and Field Trip

Join us for this special 2-part FUNdraising event focused on acquainting people with birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife refuges. Shannon Rio will offer a Zoom presentation on Thursday, November 11th and then lead a follow-up field trip Sunday, November 14th.

KBO’s 2021-2022 FUNdraising Campaign — Fall Series

Join us for a Garden Party with String Quartet & Guitar Duo, Birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake, a Winter Hawk Identification Workshop, and/or a Learn to Animate Snoopy Workshop — KBO’s Board members are hosting our Fall Series FUNdraising Events as an opportunity to bring our community together in support KBO’s work to advance bird and habitat conservation.

REMINDER: “History Walk into the Past” FUNdraiser — Sunday, July 25th

On July 25th we invite KBO supporters to join us for a “history walk into the past” through Ashland’s historic core. Our newest Board member, Jeff LaLande, is an archaeologist and historian. Jeff will take participants on a FUNdraising trip into Ashland’s past — from the Shasta Indians’ village where the Plaza is now and on through changes of recent decades.

Birdwatching at Dunn Ranch with the Klamath Bird Observatory (July 8th)

Klamath Bird Observatory is excited about our new partnership with the Dunn Ranch Center for Food and Agriculture. At Dunn Ranch they choose nature and demonstrate regenerative farming and a food culture that supports human and planet health. Their mission is “to learn, innovate, and rebuild our food system.” Together, in collaboration with Dunn Ranch, […]

REMINDER: YOBIRD, a KBO summer FUNdraiser

On July 11th, join Lisa Michelbrink and other KBO Board members at Grizzly Peak Winery for this KBO FUNDraiser event. We will start with a gentle yoga session under the oak trees, led by Board President and yoga teacher, Shannon Rio. We will then take a bird walk on the winery grounds. To finish the morning, we will share light refreshments and conversation.


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