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White-eyed Vireos Visit Costa Rica

By Pablo “Chespi” Elizondo, Costa Rica Bird Observatories Executive Director Background: Klamath Bird Observatory and USDA Forest Service Redwood Sciences Laboratory have a long-running international capacity building program that is supported by the Forest Service’s International Programs.  Costa Rica Bird Observatories is one of the most notable success stories.  Emerging from monitoring effort that began […]

KBO in the Nest: 1992-1996

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By John D Alexander, KBO Executive Director Partners In Flight (PIF) is a cooperative effort involving federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropic foundations, professional organizations, conservation groups, industry, the academic community, and private individuals to conserve bird populations in this hemisphere. KBO grew from Partners In Flight research and monitoring efforts that were designed […]

Bird Bio: Black Phoebe

By: Teresa “Bird” Wicks, KBO Education Intern The Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) is the only black and white flycatcher found in North America. Thus, they are easily distinguished by their mostly black body and white belly. Eastern Kingbirds and Eastern Phoebes, similarly, are dark above and pale below, but are generally grayer and also have […]

North Pacific LCC Webinar, March 12

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How will climate change affect bird distribution and abundance in the Pacific Northwest? This is a question that KBO Executive Director John Alexander will address as he and Sam Veloz (PRBO Conservation Science) lead a webinar for wildlife managers from 10:30am to 11:30am PST on Tuesday, March 12th. During the webinar you will learn how […]

International Capacity Building

By John D Alexander, Klamath Bird Observatory Executive Director This article is the third installment in the series Achieving Partners in Flight Strategic Goals and Objectives. With support from the US Forest Service International Programs, Klamath Bird Observatory works to expand international capacities for demographic bird monitoring, increasing Partners in Flight’s ability to support full […]

New Birding Book by Harry Fuller

By Brandon Breen, KBO Outreach and Communications Specialist, posted on 6 February 2013 Harry Fuller’s new book, “Freeway Birding: San Francisco to Seattle,” is aimed at the traveling birder who may have half an hour or half a day to bird along the way. The book describes dozens of locations within 20-minutes drive of the […]

Modeling Climate Change Effects

By John D Alexander, Klamath Bird Observatory Executive Director, posted on 31 January, 2013 This article is the second installment in the series Achieving Partners in Flight Strategic Goals and Objectives. One of Partners in Flights strategic goals is to increase capacity to support full life cycle conservation.  To do this we must maintain and […]

Achieving Partners in Flight Strategic Goals and Objectives

  By John D Alexander, Klamath Bird Observatory Executive Director, posted on 15 January, 2013 The Partners in Flight International Bird Conservation Initiative has a strategic action plan with broad goals and objectives that capture the huge array of actions necessary to achieve landbird conservation. This plan also identifies specific tasks to be achieved within […]

KBO Has Filled Five Bird Monitoring Internships

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Posted by Brandon Breen, on Jan. 3rd, 2013 **These positions are now filled** Position Title:  BIRD MONITORING STUDENT VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS Stipend: $750/month and housing will be provided Position Description The Klamath Bird Observatory ( is seeking five interns (April – July) to participate in the bird monitoring component of a large river restoration project in […]

A Swan Has Sung, Remembering Rich Stallcup

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By Harry Fuller, on 25 Dec., 2012 (This article first appeared on Harry’s Towheeblog) For anybody who’s birded in the Bay Area in the past 50 years, there has always been one human name that was respected, even beloved. Rich Stallcup. Sadly he just died from leukemia. Among his many achievements was co-founding of the […]