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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 […]

KBO at Rogue Valley Bird Day Festival – Next Saturday May 11!

Spring is here and so are the birds at the Rogue Valley Bird Day festival at Ashland’s North Mountain Park! Join Klamath Bird Observatory biologists at a bird banding demonstration—one of the many family friendly activities planned. The City of Ashland Department of Parks and Recreation with many partners will host the Rogue Valley Bird […]

October Global Big Day Results Are In!

And by the way, you might be asking how did Global Big Day in October go? The goal was 5,000 species—and more than 6,000 were recorded on more than 37,000 eBird checklists in just one day! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology would like to thank every participant all over the world. This was the first […]

Global Big Day – October 6!

Global Big Day—the massively international collaborative birding event—is October 6! The Global Big Day held in May the last four years has been such a success, another worldwide eBird Big Day in October makes perfect sense! Why October? Because spring is rejuvenating the southern hemisphere and the northern reaches of the world are in the […]

Year of the Bird and Klamath Bird Observatory’s Community Education Program

*** News Release: September 24, 2018 *** Contact: John Alexander, Executive Director, Klamath Bird Observatory, 541-890-7067, jda@klamathbird.org 2018 is the Year of the Bird. To celebrate Ashland-based Klamath Bird Observatory’s Community Education Program is fostering a deeper love for birds and a better understanding of bird conservation and its importance. KBO’s Community Education Program is part […]

2018 Membership Drive

Dear KBO Friends and Supporters, Please Contribute to our 2018 Membership Drive. Thank you KBO Community, for your sustained financial support of KBO. We recognize and appreciate the choice you make by donating to Klamath Bird Observatory — your contributions encourage and inspire us. As a non-profit, KBO relies heavily on federal and state funding, however […]

2018 BioBlitz! Citizen Scientist Bird Count in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

“More than 85 people fanned out across the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument early Saturday May 26 on a mission to count birds. In small groups, birding experts and citizen-scientists began at daybreak surveying 11 different sites within the monument. A total of 112 bird species were identified during this BioBlitz, including both resident and migrating species. […]

Year of the Bird in May – It’s a Global Big Day!

It’s May in the Year of the Bird and our call to action is Global Big Day! Saturday May 5th is the day people all over the world will be watching birds and putting them on the world map via eBird. What to do: Look for birds and report what you find at eBird.org in […]

A New Citizen Science Opportunity

Klamath Bird Observatory and The Selberg Institute recently completed a successful year-long citizen science project on the beautiful Sampson Creek Preserve just east of Ashland. This work would not have been completed without a group of dedicated citizen scientists who spent many mornings birding the property. During the year 119 species were detected on 105 […]

2018 is the Year of the Bird!

The National Geographic Society, in partnership with National Audubon Society, Birdlife International, and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology have proclaimed 2018 as the Year of the Bird. The Year of the Bird marks 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. The Year of the Bird will […]

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