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Bird Bio: Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Bird Bio: Pacific-slope Flycatcher By: Jenna Curtis, KBO Research and Monitoring Intern Formerly grouped with the Cordilleran Flycatcher as “Western Flycatchers”, the Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) was recognized as a unique species in 1989. Though vocally and morphologically distinct, it is still challenging for many birders to distinguish this species from the visually similar Cordilleran. In fact, the Pacific-slope Flycatcher’s name “difficilis” […]

Federal Cuts Trim Aftermath Gold Ray Studies

County officials are in search of new funding after the federal budget cuts caused NOAA-fisheries to pull its $275,000 grant. This money was allocated to the final two years of a five year study to monitor the effects on the Rogue River after the 2010 Gold Ray Dam removal. Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board has granted […]

Out of the Mists Come Knowledge of Little-Known Endemics

Out of the Mists Come Knowledge of Little-Known Endemics Costa Rica Bird Observatory (CRBO), one of Klamath Bird Observatory’s partners, was featured in the inflight magazine Nature Landings. The banding effort for the observatory started in 1994 with seven banding sites around Tortuguero, an area long considered important for migratory birds. At these stations detailed […]

KBO’s Director John Alexander Interviewed on Ashland’s Town Hall

Bird Bio: Hermit Warbler

By: Liz Williams, KBO Education and Outreach Project Leader During the breeding season, the Hermit Warbler (Dendroica occidentalis) can be found in coniferous forests along the west coast of Oregon, Washington, and California, in the Cascade mountains of western Oregon and Washington, and in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. This species winters in montane pine, pine-oak, […]

Conscious Wine and its Connections to Birds

Check out this fun video with Jeff Weissler of Conscious Wine and John Alexander of the Klamath Bird Observatory. They discuss the missions of both KBO and Conscious Wine, as well as the benefits that arise when wine makers choose to make environmentally conscious decisions. Plus, don’t forget about the Wings and Wine Gala fundraiser on […]

2011 Best in the Bioregion Highlights

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August 23, 2011 Best of the Bioregion Wine Competition Highlights Sustainable and Bird-friendly Vineyeards. Press Release.  

Birds in the Mist (Net)

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Bird observation provides key insights into environmental health. Birds populations are often indications of what is going on in their environments. That’s why Klamath Bird Observatory interns Amy Beich and Rachel Kilby have been netting and banding birds around the Sevenmile Guard Station. Through this process, KBO can get an idea of the numbers of […]

BirdNote: Klamath Bird Observatory

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August 6, 2011 Listen to our August 6th, BirdNote by searching the BirdNote website.

Bird Bio: Swainson’s Thrush

Bird Bio: Swainson’s Thrush By: Robert Frey, KBO Biologist and Banding Project Leader One of the most commonly heard, although seldom seen, birds of its range is the sedately plumed and melodic songster Swainson’s Thrush. It was named for William John Swainson, a much-accomplished English (and later in life a New Zealander) ornithologist, malacologist, entomologist, and artist. Mr. Swainson has […]


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