Start your holiday season off right by supporting bird conservation. This Black Friday, shop local and support conservation by buying gifts from the KBO Gear shop or Sunday Afternoon. You can purchase KBO Gear in person at the Northwest Nature Shop on First Friday in December.
Looking for fun holiday activities that also give back? Join KBO for a Holiday FUNdraiser — Contemplative Photography on December 11th, hosted by Shannon Rio and Amanda Alford, with a presentation by Kirk Gooding. This is an in-person event with appetizers, and beverages will be provided. You can also spend the evening with KBO at Luna Cafe for Cocktails for a Cause on December 20th.
We are looking forward to spending the holidays with our KBO Community!
Klamath Bird Observatory’s 2021-2022 conservation science stamp features our partner Avian Knowledge Network (AKN). The AKN’s mission is to support a network of people, data, and technology to improve bird conservation, management, and research across organizational boundaries and spatial scales. By purchasing this set of conservation stamps, birders and hunters alike contribute directly to conservation efforts that benefit all birds.
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.
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.
Klamath Bird Observatory is excited about our new partnership with the Dunn Ranch Center for Food and Agriculture. At Dunn Ranch they choose nature and demonstrate regenerative farming and a food culture that supports human and planet health. Their mission is “to learn, innovate, and rebuild our food system.” Together, in collaboration with Dunn Ranch, […]
Thursday, June 24th (9:00 AM to Noon) — All ages welcome! Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) is teaming up with Dunn Ranch to offer a family friendly birding adventure. Join Sooney Viani and Shannon Rio, two nature educators whose focus is on having fun. Activities will include making your own binoculars from simple materials and learning […]
The North American Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecology has selected a paper by KBO Research Biologist Kate Halstead and colleagues, published in the journal Landscape Ecology, as the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Paper in Landscape Ecology Award. The nominator for the award recognized the paper as outstanding for several reasons, one of which is the fact that it grapples with one of “the most salient and fundamental questions in landscape ecology and conservation science: the relative importance of habitat loss vs. fragmentation on species richness”. The work was carried out in the Rouge Basin watershed of the Klamath Mountains Ecoregion, and the nominator noted that the author’s “methodology is rigorous, innovative and powerful”. Click to learn more.
A recent article in BirdWatching Magazine by Oregonian Marina Richie features high-tech bird tracking projects, including KBO partnership projects that track Vesper Sparrows and Lewis’s Woodpeckers with Motus technology. Click to learn more.