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KBO Contributes to National Climate Change Report

March 12, 2010 Local Bird Observatory Contributes to National Climate Change Report. Press Release.

From Capturing Birds to Capturing Curiosity

Ken Keffer and Kim Check write about the wonder and curiosity which captivates many children and adults while visiting a bird banding station.  Since the first record of bird banding by John James Audubon in 1803, thousands of people have had the experience of releasing a bird back into the wild after placing a small […]

The State of the Birds

The State of the Birds report is out and available to the public. This report can help educate land use managers and voters about the condition of birds throughout different habitats such as grasslands, forests, cities, and arid landscapes. The 35-page report is a reader friendly analysis helping bridge the gap between science and the public […]

Bird Bio: Black-throated Gray Warbler

By: Liz Williams, Education Specialist (AmeriCorps) One of the first warblers to arrive in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California each spring is the Black-throated Gray Warbler. Starting in late March, you may see this elegant migrant, returning from its wintering grounds in Mexico. This striking species summers in a variety of habitats in the western United States […]

Banding at Odessa Campground

Two Klamath Bird Observatory interns and Executive Director John Alexander explains the process and importance for bird banding. The Odessa Campground has been used as a monitoring site since 1997 and is known to be a hotspot for rare bird encounters. Birds are good indicator species which helps determine the quality of habitat. The banders […]

Bird Banding: Observatory Monitors Bird Populations

Banding birds is an important tool in tracking bird population and, in particular, determining why and how a particular species may be in decline. The Klamath Bird Observatory catches and bands between 50 and 60 distinct bird species during each monitoring season. Many of these are repeat catches, suggesting which areas are successful breeding grounds. […]

Bird Bio: Yellow-breasted Chat

Bird Bio: Yellow-breasted Chat Lauren Kemple, Education Specialist (AmeriCorps) Wandering down the Bear Creek Greenway, a yellow flash of movement caught my eye. Stopping for a better look, I peered deep into the riparian shrubs. Yes, it was still there, skulking but only partially hidden. It had olive-colored wings and back and a yellow throat and breast. The bird’s belly was […]

Tour of Middle Eastern Conservation Professionals to Stop in Upper Klamath Basin

By Ashley Dayer, Klamath Bird Observatory, and Erica Hupp, Fremont-Winema National Forests On June 5-7, 2009, a study tour of Middle Eastern conservation professionals will be visiting the Upper Klamath Basin to learn from Klamath Bird Observatory and Fremont-Winema National Forests’ model of collaboratively advancing bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. This […]

Making Room for Our Fair Feathered Friends

Every year in July people gather in the forest along the Long Tom River to celebrate the Oregon Country Fair. Today throughout the Northwest only five percent of the original riparian forest remains, making this an important site. Many migrating and resident birds use this forest as their breeding grounds and are still actively nesting […]

Bird Bio: Rufous Hummingbird

Lauren Kemple, Education Specialist (AmeriCorps) First you hear the high-pitched hum of his two inch wings, flapping 52 to 62 times per second. Then he zips past, a streak of bronze and green, tzzew zupity tzupity tzuping at another bird in aggressive defense of his territory. During the breeding season, this male Rufous Hummingbird will […]

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