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KBO Community Education: “Learning the Language of Birds” Virtually, and Birding at North Mountain Park with Shannon Rio

Learning the Language of Birds
Monday, April 26th
6-7:30pm via Zoom

Spring has arrived and it’s a great time to deepen your connection with the world of birds as they nest, feed, migrate, and fill the air with sounds. Have you noticed that we often hear birds before we see them (if we see them at all)? On April 26, 2021, Shannon Rio will present a virtual talk, “Learning the Language of Birds.” In this interactive talk, Shannon will share inspiring images as you listen to bird sounds and practice identifying birds by sound, hear the differences between songs and calls, and explore the reasons birds use these different sounds. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary. Please bring along your love of birds, and willingness to learn and have fun!

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North Mountain Park Bird Walk
Saturday, May 1st

North Mountain Park
620 N Mountain Ave, Ashland, OR 97520

KBO is excited to once again offer in-person community education! Look and listen for birds in one of Shannon’s favorite local places for birdwatching: North Mountain Park. Space for this bird walk is limited to 10 individuals, and Oregon Covid-19 guidelines will be observed. Please bring an appropriate face covering with you. Please read “Public health guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority for responsible outdoor recreation” on the City of Ashland’s website here before registering. Meet at the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 8:00am sharp.

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“Let’s come together in the spirit of community, supporting conservation, and caring for and connecting with our beautiful natural world.” – Shannon Rio

Shannon Rio is president of Klamath Bird Observatory’s Board of Directors. She believes in protecting birds and wild places, and that sharing the love of birds connects us to them and to one anoth