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Birding Bonanza

Klamath Bird Observatory’s inaugural Mountain Bird Festival received coverage through the article “Birding Bonanza” featured on the cover of the Outdoor Section of the Medford Mail Tribune on Friday May 23rd, 2014. The article describes one of the festival’s field trips that has a high likelihood of encountering the magnificent Great Gray Owl. The article […]

Local Artists Shine at Mountain Bird Festival

  Fine art can be a powerful force for bird conservation. This notion will come to life at the upcoming Mountain Bird Festival through a Fine Art Auction featuring the impressive talent of our region’s artists. There will be 14 art submissions for auction, and bids can be placed on Friday May 30th from 5:00 […]

Celebrating Bird Conservation – Mountain Bird Festival

  Klamath Bird Observatory, with funding from the City of Ashland and the Kinsman Foundation, and overwhelming support from a community of sponsors and volunteers, is gearing up to host our first Mountain Bird Festival.  Bird enthusiasts are signing up and so far the majority of registrants will be coming from outside the region to […]

Bird Bio: Pacific Wren

By Ellie Armstrong, KBO Trinity River Field Technician The Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus) is North America’s smallest wren, measuring only about four inches from the beak to the tip of its tail. This wren has a rich rufous-brown body, pale legs, dark bill, and a pale eyebrow, and the most remarkable attribute, perhaps, is its […]

A New “eBird Festival” Elevates Bird Conservation in the Pacific Northwest

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Klamath Bird Observatory’s first-ever Mountain Bird Festival was featured as a news story on the homepage of the popular eBird program. The article draws attention to birding festivals known as “eBird Festivals” because they promote the use of eBird and ensure birdwatching field trip checklists are entered into the eBird database as a matter of […]

Bird Banding Workshop: Aug 4-8

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Target Audience: This workshop is designed for undergraduates, graduate students, bird observatory volunteers, naturalists, and others interested in learning more about bird monitoring and conservation science. The course is particularly suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in ornithology or volunteering at bird banding stations.  No previous experience necessary! Dates: August 4-8, 2014 Cost: $1,000 […]

Festival Keynotes to Educate, Entertain

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Many of the reasons to attend the inaugural Mountain Bird Festival in Ashland, Oregon have feathers: White-headed Woodpecker, Williamson’s Sapsucker, Dusky Flycatcher, and Hermit Warbler, to name a few. But there are other reasons to attend and perhaps the most compelling of these are the two keynote presentations to be given at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum […]

Birding Festival Receives Conservation Award

Klamath Bird Observatory receives award in recognition of the conservation significance of its Mountain Bird Festival being held in Ashland, Oregon, May 30 through June 1, 2014.  This inaugural Mountain Bird Festival combines a celebration of the Klamath-Siskiyou Region’s spectacular mountain birds with the stewardship ethic needed to ensure thriving landscapes for humans and wildlife. […]

eBird Festivals

Birding festivals are growing in popularity across the world, and, increasingly, these community events are becoming “eBird Festivals.” eBird is a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. eBird festivals use the eBird program to track the many birds seen on the field […]

After the Flood

Between 2008 and 2010, three dams were removed from the main stem of the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon, opening up 157 miles of free-flowing river leading to the Pacific Ocean. The Gold Ray Dam in Jackson County was the last of the dams to be removed. Klamath Bird Observatory has been monitoring birds that […]

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