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Bullock’s Rose Oriole Volunteer Award 2021

“Our board of directors volunteer their time and experience to help us care for the Klamath Bird Observatory. In that light, Lisa Michelbrink has shown exemplary leadership over the last few years. Always rolling up her sleeves and taking on whatever job needs to be done. These jobs include large scale fundraising events, leading the transition of our fundraising through the pandemic, and actively engaging with the bird banding program. For this, we are excited to award Lisa the 2021 Bullock‚Äôs Rose Oriole Award, ” said Executive Director John Alexander.

This award has been established to recognize individuals who demonstrate outstanding service as volunteers helping Klamath Bird Observatory fulfill its mission to advance bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships.

Lisa Michelbrink joined the board after volunteering for several years at the Mountain Bird Festival and other KBO events. She was so impressed she signed on for more! Lisa credits her grandfather with introducing her to birds and nature at a young age through his bird feeder and walks on the beach and in the parks of northern Ohio. She became a certified naturalist many years ago at the Morton Arboretum in Chicago and still loves learning more about the natural world, especially birds. When not outdoors, her preferred location, she can be found at work as a physician, practicing yoga, and hosting international students with her husband. Lisa enthusiastically supports the scientific research and collaborative focus of KBO and is honored to be a small part of this.