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Wings Across the Americas

Klamath Bird Observatory’s executive director John Alexander has recently been awarded for his years of effort in conservation through international partnerships. The U.S forest service awarded him the Wings Across the Americas award, recognizing the partnership between KBO, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad in Costa Rica and Dr. C.J Ralph of the U.S Forest Service in […]

Migratory Mysteries

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The analysis of toenails and feathers may provide clues to where birds, such as song sparrows, spend their winters. Barbara Massey and staff of the Klamath Bird Observatory spent last spring collecting these tissue samples, which they hope will answer this question through analysis of hydrogen levels. As Barbara explains in an article for the […]

Bird Observatory Holds Talk On Climate-Change Issues

The Mail Tribune recently posted an announcement concerning a workshop that the Klamath Bird Observatory will be hosting on October 19th and 20th. Meeting at this workshop will be climate change scientists, biologists, educators, and land managers from a variety of institutions. The workshop will be held at the Best Western Windsor Inn. The full […]

Klamath Bird Observatory Raising Funds And Fun

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The Klamath Bird Observatory and its supporters will meet Sunday for the Wings and Wine Gala at Hanley Farm. The gala will raise money for the observatory, which collects data regarding local bird populations and, though that data, examines the health of the ecosystem. All of this makes a big difference to land managers, who […]

Bird Bio: Eared Grebe

By: Liz Williams, KBO Education Specialist (AmeriCorps) This summer KBO is implementing its third season of aquatic bird surveys as part of the OregonCoordinated Aquatic Bird Monitoring Program. As part of this coordinated monitoring effort, KBO is focusing on seven species of marsh-nesting, colonial aquatic birds, including the Eared Grebe—Podiceps nigricollis. The Eared Grebe is the most abundant grebe species in North America, with an […]

Klamath Bird Observatory To Host Wings & Wine Gala

An alert for the Klamath Bird Observatory’s third annual Wings & Wine Gala on September 25th appeared on My Outdoor Buddy. The Gala is a chance to connect with other Birders and will include local dining, live music and an auction. Auction items will include art, birding tours, and binoculars amongst other items. The full […]

Bird Bio: Horned Guan

Bird Bio: Horned Guan Liz Williams, Education Specialist (AmeriCorps) The Horned Guan, a member of the  Cracid family, can be found in the high elevation, subtropical cloud forests of the southern Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, and through the highlands of Central Guatemala. Named for the “horn” of bare red skin atop its head, it […]

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 […]


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