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Birding Beyond Borders Video Available

Thank you to everyone that attended Birding Beyond Borders. A special thank you goes to Shannon Rio and Luiza Figueira for presenting about the amazing connection that Klamath Bird Observatory has with Observatório de Aves da Mantiqueira and how this international connection is a great model for bird conservation across the globe. If you missed this presentation you can watch the Zoom recording by following the link. 

Talk and Walk’s are Back!

Talk and Walk are back by popular demand. These are a donation-based series that happens at a variety of locations. It is a great opportunity to explore Southern Oregon, increase your birding knowledge, and make new friends. We welcome birders on all levels. Binoculars’ are available for use. Our first walk and talk is on March 26th at 9 am with Shannon Rio. She will be taking us around North Mountain Park. Our second outing will be celebrating Earth Day on April 23rd at 9 am at the Rogue River Preserve. More walks and talks to be added!

KBO Positions Available

Klamath Bird Observatory has two job posting’s available. An avian field biologist and summer point count technicians. The seasonal field technicians work from May 2nd through July 15th (some positions available through July 29th), to complete point count surveys throughout the diverse and beautiful regions of southern Oregon, eastern Oregon, and/or northern California. The avian field biologist position is full-time and their primary responsibilities are to support ongoing long-term avian monitoring and applied ecology studies that advance bird conservation.

Upcoming KBO Events

Klamath Bird Observatory has three amazing events coming up that you aren’t going to want to miss. Birding Beyond Borders happening February 24th, 6 pm – 7 pm, free over Zoom. Presentation by Shannon Rio, KBO Board president, and Luiza Figueira a past KBO intern and current OAMa Excutive Director. It praises the value of diversity in all of the aspects that nature provides to us: diversity of landscape, diversity of peoples and culture, and how that diversity equals a balanced healthy world.  FUNdraiser Hawks and Ducks field trip happening March 5th. Fun to be had! Bird Conmigo a free bilingual bird walking series happening at local Medford parks.

FUNdraiser — Ducks & Hawks Field Trip

Join KBO board members Amanda Alford and Dick Ashford for an all-day outing on March 5th, when we’ll look at everything “the basin” has to offer. Dick and Amanda will plan a route that will give us our best chances of seeing the varied birdlife for which the Klamath Basin is famous. And, we’ll have lots of fun doing it!

Did you miss Uncovering the Oregon Vesper Sparrow Talk?

Thank you to the Salem Audubon Society for recording Sarah’s most recent talk on the Oregon Vesper Sparrow. Sarah shared some recent research on this unique at-risk subspecies, including what we’ve learned from detailed nesting studies and new migration tracking technology (Motus). Click link to watch.

Bird Conmigo

Join Klamath Bird Observatory for bilingual bird walks in Medford. We will be exploring local parks highlighting that you do not need to travel far to enjoy birds. For each bird walk, we will cover the basics of birding and introduce you to birds of the Rogue Valley. Making it perfect for beginner birders.

Don’t Miss — Contemplative Photography Feb. 10th

Valentines Day is a day of love for your fellow humans. Why not have a day to share your love for birds? Join Shannon Rio on February 10th at 6 pm for a presentation on Contemplative Photography – For the Love of Birds. This hour and a half presentation will include a 30-minute slideshow of Kirk Gooding’s photography where we will share our love for birds and nature through his art. After the slideshow, we will return to the individual pictures and discuss them in more detail. 

Uncovering the Secrets of the Oregon Vesper Sparrow

Dr. Sarah Rockwell will share some recent research on the unique at-risk subspecies, Oregon Vesper Sparrow, including what we’ve learned from detailed nesting studies and new migration tracking technology. The talk will be held through the Salem Audubon Society over Zoom on February 8th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Birding Beyond Borders

The Mantiqueira Bird Observatory, in partnership with the Klamath Bird Observatory, invites you for a free online magical trip to the Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil. The presentation is on February 24th, 6 pm – 7 pm PT. There you will learn about their tropical birds and conservation efforts. In a live presentation, Luiza Figueira, former KBO’s intern, and current OAMa’s executive director will talk about the development of the bird observatory in Brazil, their research and outreach projects to promote bird conservation. You will also be led through a diversity of local birds and will “walk” the trails in the tropical forests where OAMa does the long-term bird monitoring. Click to register for the event.


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