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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 […]

Science in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

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The Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou and North Mountain Park are presenting a forum on Science in the Cascade-Siskyou National Monument on Tuesday February 11th from 6:30 to 8:30 at North Mountain Park in Ashland (620 N Mountain Avenue). Several panelists, including Klamath Bird Observatory Executive Director John Alexander, will give brief presentations on scientific projects in […]

Science Symposium Open to Public

The National Fish and Wildlife Forensic Laboratory is hosting an all-day Elements of Science Conference in Ashland on Wednesday February 12th, 2014. The conference will emphasize “cool” science, as characterized by novel, surprising, or innovative results, techniques, or ideas. This event represents an opportunity for the local scientific community, and the science-interested public, to come […]

KBO Participates in Christmas Bird Count

By Brandon Breen, Klamath Bird Observatory Science Communications On Saturday January 4th, the Klamath Bird Observatory family, including staff, interns, board members, volunteers, partners, and supporters, participated once again in Ashland’s annual Christmas Bird Count. The Christmas Bird Count is an American tradition and the longest running citizen-fueled biological survey in the world, dating back […]

Bird Bio: Acorn Woodpecker

Bird Bio: Acorn Woodpecker By Ellie Armstrong, KBO Research and Monitoring Intern The Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) is common year-round in oak woodlands near the West Coast. Oregon was believed to hold the most northerly population of this species until a colony was discovered in Washington in 1989. Considered clown-faced in appearance, the Acorn Woodpecker’s […]