In celebration of giving Tuesday, the Rogue Valley The Messenger recognized KBO, along with other local non-profits, encouraging readers to donate to each of the organizations. KBO’s resilience is bolstered by the support we receive from our donors and we ask you to join Rogue Valley Messenger with your support for our continued efforts to protect birds. Also, as you plan you holiday shopping, consider giving a gift of bird conservation by purchasing KBO’s conservation stamp set for your bird loving family members and friends. Lastly, when holiday shopping remember to visit visiting Sunday Afternoons in Ashland and Wild Bird Unlimited in Medford — as KBO sponsors these two local stores are valued KBO supporters.
KBO FUNdraiser: Join us for an all-day RAPTOR-FINDING excursion to the picturesque Klamath Basin! KBO board members Dick Ashford and Amanda Alford will share their enthusiasm of, and knowledge about, “our” wintering raptors during this always-popular field trip. Dick will provide a short zoom introduction prior to the outing.
Join us this Thursday evening, for a sliding scale FUNdraising event. Shannon Rio, KBO Board President, is offering a Zoom presentation focused on acquainting people with birding on the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife refuges. Register now! Registration is open to an unlimited number of registrants. Cost — make a donation of your choice.
Join us for this special 2-part FUNdraising event focused on acquainting people with birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife refuges. Shannon Rio will offer a Zoom presentation on Thursday, November 11th and then lead a follow-up field trip Sunday, November 14th.
Join us for an afternoon outdoor KBO fundraiser of live music, food, and beverages, Sunday, October 24 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, in Ashland. Music will be provided by both a local string quartet and a popular guitar duo. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and other beverages will be provided.
Join us for a Garden Party with String Quartet & Guitar Duo, Birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake, a Winter Hawk Identification Workshop, and/or a Learn to Animate Snoopy Workshop — KBO’s Board members are hosting our Fall Series FUNdraising Events as an opportunity to bring our community together in support KBO’s work to advance bird and habitat conservation.
A popular free outreach publication authored by Klamath Bird Observatory and Lomakatsi Restoration Project that provides guidance for private landowners interested in implementing oak habitat restoration on their land, originally published in 2015 , has been re-printed with some minor updates and is available now. The document, entitled Restoring Oak Habitats in Southern Oregon and Northern California: A Guide for Private Landowners, emerged from a collaborative project involving a suite of private and public conservation partners, including the Bureau of Land Management (Medford District), US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Klamath Basin Audubon Society, Oregon State University, American Bird Conservancy, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Understory Initiative, and Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network.
Rogue Forest Partners are working across public and private lands to reduce risks of unnaturally extreme wildfires, promote climate adaptation, and restore resilient landscapes in the Rogue Basin. Klamath Bird Observatory is working with Rogue Forest Partners to apply science using birds as ecological indicators to inform restoration planning and measure ecological response. The partnership aligns with Klamath Bird Observatory’s mission to advance bird conservation and specifically aligns with our work to halt and reverse the decline of western forest birds.
KBO is seeking applicants for two new full time positions — 1) Restoration Ecologist and Partnerships Coordinator and 2) Science Delivery, Communications, Outreach, & DEI Program Manager. We encourage applicants who are interested in science-driven conservation and who want to become a contributing member of our collaborative team of kind, loyal, passionate, supportive, dedicated, and understanding colleagues.
On July 25th we invite KBO supporters to join us for a “history walk into the past” through Ashland’s historic core. Our newest Board member, Jeff LaLande, is an archaeologist and historian. Jeff will take participants on a FUNdraising trip into Ashland’s past — from the Shasta Indians’ village where the Plaza is now and on through changes of recent decades.