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Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network Quarterly Meeting April 28th

The Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) is holding its second quarterly meeting of 2022 on Thursday, April 28th from 9-10:30 am. This collaborative regional partnership works to conserve oak habitats on private and public lands in southern Oregon and northern California. Our speaker this month is Jena Volpe, a KSON steering committee member and Fire Ecologist with the Medford BLM.
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Coming this Field Season: Oregon Vesper Sparrow and Technology

Spring has sprung, and migratory birds are making their way back to the Klamath Siskiyou Bioregion. Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) is preparing by dusting off field gear, mapping out survey sites, and hiring summer staff. Each staff member has their own favorite thing to look forward to this field season: starting a new project, expanding an active project, or wrapping up data collection. This issue highlights the work of Dr. Sarah Rockwell and her team.

What exactly is a bird’s eye view of the forest?

At Klamath Bird Observatory, we frequently tell the story of birds knowing our forests better than we do. Using birds as indicators, we’ve applied our science across the diverse and beautiful Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion to understand the ecological change from a bird’s perspective and used that information to inform conservation planning and restoration design. But what exactly is a bird’s eye view of the forest?

Educational Videos from Vesper Meadow

Klamath Bird Observatory has been working with Vesper Meadow to engage and educate the community on the Oregon Vesper Sparrow. Vesper Meadow created two educational videos on the work that is being done to help this imperiled species by KBO and other partners. Follow the link to find these videos and learn more about the “little brown job”.

Bird Monitoring in the Upper Applegate Watershed

The Upper Applegate Watershed, located south of Ruch in Jackson County, Oregon, is a 52,000-acre USFS and BLM planning area among the region’s highest priorities for forest restoration. As part of a new project led by Rogue Forest Partners, over 18,000 acres of forested lands in the Upper Applegate Watershed are receiving restoration treatments over the next few years. Project benefits include improved forest health, protecting the surrounding communities from wildfire, and supporting climate resilience to mixed conifer forests that host many species of plants and animals.
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Did you miss Uncovering the Oregon Vesper Sparrow Talk?

Thank you to the Salem Audubon Society for recording Sarah’s most recent talk on the Oregon Vesper Sparrow. Sarah shared some recent research on this unique at-risk subspecies, including what we’ve learned from detailed nesting studies and new migration tracking technology (Motus). Click link to watch.

Uncovering the Secrets of the Oregon Vesper Sparrow

Dr. Sarah Rockwell will share some recent research on the unique at-risk subspecies, Oregon Vesper Sparrow, including what we’ve learned from detailed nesting studies and new migration tracking technology. The talk will be held through the Salem Audubon Society over Zoom on February 8th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
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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.

Conservation Stamp Set

Klamath Bird Observatory’s 2021-2022 conservation science stamp features our partner Avian Knowledge Network (AKN). The AKN’s mission is to support a network of people, data, and technology to improve bird conservation, management, and research across organizational boundaries and spatial scales. By purchasing this set of conservation stamps, birders and hunters alike contribute directly to conservation efforts that benefit all birds.

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.

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