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Registration is Open for Our Summer Bird Banding Workshop

Registration has opened for KBO’s Bird Banding Workshop August 5-9, 2019 at our Upper Klamath Field Station. This is a North American Banding Council-approved training session with NABC-based content and NABC-certified Trainer instructors. All registration fees go directly to funding our long-term monitoring and banding training program. Registration closes July 21, 2019. This four-day workshop […]

TALK AND WALKS: CREATING A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IN YOUR BACKYARD WITH A FOCUS ON NESTING BIRDS presented by Karl Schneck

Talk: May 23rd Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at 320 Beach Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520 Walk: May 25th Saturday, 8:00am – 1:00pm at Karl’s property on the edge of Ashland. Bring binoculars. A light lunch/snack will be provided. After we walk the property, we can continue looking at the birds while we enjoy our lunch on […]

KBO at Klamath Falls World Migratory Bird Day Saturday May 18!

Come join us at the 20th Annual Klamath Falls World Migratory Bird Day Celebration at Veteran’s Park this Saturday May 18th! Several expert led birdwatching walks through the park will visit KBO’s bird banding demonstration throughout the festival. Biologists will share the captured wild birds up close before their release—a close-up experience of bird migration […]

KBO at Rogue Valley Bird Day Festival – Next Saturday May 11!

Spring is here and so are the birds at the Rogue Valley Bird Day festival at Ashland’s North Mountain Park! Join Klamath Bird Observatory biologists at a bird banding demonstration—one of the many family friendly activities planned. The City of Ashland Department of Parks and Recreation with many partners will host the Rogue Valley Bird […]

KBO OUTING: CASCADE LAKES AREA WITH HARRY FULLER

May 10th, Friday 8:00am – 2:00pm Harry Fuller, past KBO president and expert bird guide, will take us to the areas around Howard Prairie and Hyatt Lake to find spring migrants and year-long resident species. Cost: $25. Contact Shannon Rio at shannonrio@aol.com or at 541-840-4655 to sign up. Limited to 16 people. Harry Fuller will […]

MAY 2019 TALK AND WALK: VESPER MEADOW RESTORATION PROJECT

Talk: May 16th Thursday 6:30pm – 8:00pm at KBO Headquarters, 320 Beach Street Jeanine Moy, Vesper Meadow Program Director will share encounters with charismatic birds, community-powered restoration and surveys for the imperiled Oregon Vesper Sparrow. Walk: May 18th Saturday 8:30am – NOON at the Vesper Meadow Restoration site on Indian Memorial Road Frank Lospolluto, expert […]

NEWS RELEASE: An improved method of assessing the value of habitats to wildlife: Incorporating behavior into measures of species diversity

NEWS RELEASE: March 23, 2019 CONTACT: John Alexander, Executive Director, Klamath Bird Observatory, 541‐890‐7067, jda@klamathbird.org Managers charged with stewarding public and private lands strive to protect, maintain, and restore healthy forest conditions that are resilient to drought, flood, and severe wildfire. Managers often rely on the presence of indicator species and species richness (i.e., the […]

Bird Banding Workshop and Field Course

Klamath Bird Observatory is offering two unique opportunities to participate in our long-term landbird monitoring program. A Bird Banding Workshop at KBO’s Upper Klamath Field Station in southern Oregon on August 5-9 2019 and a Bird Banding Field Course, a 10-30 day opportunity to immerse yourself in the life of a field ornithologist and obtain […]

SCIENCE BRIEF: Select songbirds represent a broader suite of species and vegetation

The study of natural areas can improve our understanding of plants and animals that occupy different habitats. Land managers need this kind of information for making decisions about how best to manage, restore, or protect their lands. However, it is not possible to measure each aspect of biodiversity. Studying one or several species to better […]

NEWS RELEASE: Studying select songbirds paints a broader picture of overall ecosystem health

*** News Release: March 12, 2019*** Jaime Stephens, Science Director, Klamath Bird Observatory, 541-944-2890, jlh@klamathbird.org Ashland, OR – A new study on songbirds in the Pacific Northwest, released on March 11th, empirically tests the use of focal species as indicators of ecosystem health. Focal species are often monitored to understand overall ecosystem health and thereby […]

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