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Explore the Joys of Birding

We are in the midst of fall migration and it is a great time to start birding. Join board member Amanda Alford for a Beginner Birder Talk and Walk where she will introduce you to birding basics. Birding benefits your mood, your psychological well-being, your mental health, and your cognitive functioning. Learn how to begin your birding journey or how to get back to your basics. The talk is a hybrid with the in-person happening at the Klamath Bird Observatory office. The walk will be at Bear Creek Park. Share with your friends or bring a friend! Register Today!

First Talk and Walk of the Season

Talks and Walks are a great way to start your birding adventure. You can learn about local birds, explore new places, and be outside. Join KBO board president and nature enthusiast Shannon Rio for a bird walk of North Mountain Park. Shannon is eager to get back out and share the joys of birding with everyone. North Mountain Park offers the opportunity to see a variety of birds in an easy-to-access environment. Walk and talks are free and open to anyone. Binoculars are available for use. 

Talk and Walk’s are Back!

Talk and Walk are back by popular demand. These are a donation-based series that happens at a variety of locations. It is a great opportunity to explore Southern Oregon, increase your birding knowledge, and make new friends. We welcome birders on all levels. Binoculars’ are available for use. Our first walk and talk is on March 26th at 9 am with Shannon Rio. She will be taking us around North Mountain Park. Our second outing will be celebrating Earth Day on April 23rd at 9 am at the Rogue River Preserve. More walks and talks to be added!

Bird Conmigo

Join Klamath Bird Observatory for bilingual bird walks in Medford. We will be exploring local parks highlighting that you do not need to travel far to enjoy birds. For each bird walk, we will cover the basics of birding and introduce you to birds of the Rogue Valley. Making it perfect for beginner birders.

Contemplative Photography — For the Love of Birds

Contemplative photography combined with nature photography can be deeply soul-soothing, educational, and plays an important part in conservation.  It gives details about the appearance or behavior of birds and has resulted in the protection of landscapes and species. This presentation on February 10th, at 6 pm celebrates the power of photography and our love for birds.  Kirk Gooding selected some of his favorite nature photos and created this series set to music. This online event is free to say thank you for your support of the Klamath Bird Observatory.

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.

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.

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PO Box 758
Ashland, Oregon 97520

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