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KBO’s 2021-2022 FUNdraising Campaign — Fall Series

Klamath Bird Observatory’s Board of Directors have developed a new, fun, engaging, and safe approach to FUNdraising. They have collaborated to offer KBO supporters a variety of smaller group events, each of which to be hosted by one or two of our Board members. After the successful summer series, we are excited to announce our next suite of events.

Garden Party with String Quartet & Guitar Duo, hosted by Bari Frimkess (RESCHEDULED FOR SRING 2021; CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

Join us for an afternoon outdoor KBO fundraiser of live music, food, and beverages, Saturday, April 30 (NEW DATE) at Grizzly Peak Winery. Music will be provided by both a local string quartet and a popular guitar duo. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and other beverages will be provided. Registration for this FUNdraising event is NOW OPEN, with more details to come early next week.

To register contact — Bari Frimkess at 541-292-6749 or

Cost — $75 per person          Maximum attendees — 25

Birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake — A Zoom Presentation and Field Trip hosted by Shannon Rio (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO)

This presentation and field trip will focus on acquainting people with birding on the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges. The Zoom presentation will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, with a follow-up field trip Sunday, November 14th, leaving Ashland at 8:00 AM, and returning by 6:00 PM. KBO supporters will be invited to purchase a limited number of 1-car tickets (for up to four people per car) as a Covid-safe pod of family and close friends (see below for details about field trips and pod cars). Zoom-only registration may also be available. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

Winter Hawk Identification Workshop — A Raptor ID Presentation and Field Trip hosted by Dick Ashford and Amanda Alford (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFOR)

Photo by Zach Dautrich
Photo by Zach Dautrich

Join us on Saturday, December 11th, for an all-day RAPTOR-FINDING excursion to the picturesque Klamath Basin! Dick Ashford and Amanda Alford will share their enthusiasm of, and knowledge about, “our” wintering raptors during this always-popular field trip. Dick will present a raptor identification class via Zoom prior to the outing on Thursday, December 9th at 6:00 PM. Three 1-car tickets (for to up four people per car) will be offered at $500 per ticket for each donor’s Covid-safe pod of family and close friends (see below for details about field trips and pod cars). Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

Special Holiday Webinar — Learn to animate Snoopy with former PEANUTS Director Larry Leichliter

We are proud to offer this exclusive webinar with KBO Board Member, former PEANUTS director, and accomplished animator Larry Leichliter. During Larry’s live-action tutorial, you can try your hand at creating a simple animation of Snoopy, the lovable canine character from the PEANUTS cartoon, and his feathered pal Woodstock. The tutorial will be followed by a live Q & A. this FUNdraising webinar will be offered in December. More information and registration details to come.

Our KBO FUNdraising events are being offered with Covid safety as our primary concern. Proof of vaccination will be required for all in-person participants. To ensure a Covid-safe, quality experience, we are limiting field trip offerings to a small number of 4-PERSON CAR PODS. One donor will be able to purchase a 1-car ticket for a total of four people to include family members and close friends who make up that donor’s Covid-safe pod. Social distancing and masking when appropriate will also be required. More details about KBO’s Covid-safe guidelines will be provided upon registration.

Stay tuned for more details about these and other events that are being planned as part of KBO’s Fall Series FUNdraising Campaign. CLICK HERE to keep up to date on KBO’s news and events by subscribing to receive KBO’s Klamath Call Note Blog via eMail. To see our most recent news and events CLICK HERE and view the latest Klamath Call Note Blog posts.

KBO relies on private donations to further our mission of advancing bird and habitat conservation through science, education and partnerships. By attending one or more of these events, you will help KBO achieve its goals. So, if you love birds and believe in birds as indicators of environmental well being, sign up and donate! We look forward to seeing you at our special Fall Series FUNdraising events.