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Beaver Fever: From pests to restoration tools

Beavers, like humans, are engineers of their own habitats, carrying out construction projects that make more food resources and housing available to them. Recently, beavers have been recognized by land managers as playing a vital role in maintaining diverse stream and riparian habitats. The benefits of beaver impoundments in a watershed include slowing and spreading […]

PhD position, Migration and Wintering Ecology of Riparian Birds

Co-supervisors: Dr. Karen Hodges, University of British Columbia Okanagan, and Dr. Christine Bishop, Environment Canada. Collaborators: Dr. Keith Hobson, Environment Canada, Klamath Bird Observatory, San Pancho Bird Observatory, Tierra de Aves A.C., MX Many riparian birds in Canada occur at the northern edge of their range. There is little understanding of the overwintering locations, return […]

Ashland: Where Ya At?

Want to learn more about your local bioregion? Enjoy delicious local food and drinks? Don’t miss this fun and educational happy hour Wednesday night at the Standing Stone Brewing Co. in Ashland. Ashland: Where Ya At? brings you five fast pace presentations including Klamath Bird Observatory’s Executive Director John Alexander who will be speaking about […]

For the Birds: Immense Possibilities is Rebroadcasting an Episode Featuring Klamath Bird Observatory

If you missed your first opportunity or would like a chance to see it again, this week Immense Possibilities will be rebroadcasting the episode For the Birds featuring Klamath Bird Observatory’s Executive Director John Alexander and Science Director Jaime Stephens. Watch this episode:  Friday November 20th, 2015 at 8:30pm Pacific Time on SOPTV or streaming at […]

Geolocators used to link breeding and wintering populations of Prothonotary Warblers

***NEWS RELEASE-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** November 13, 2015 Contact: Jared Wolfe ARCATA, Calif. — Prothonotary Warblers are stunningly beautiful and highly migratory birds closely tied to their preferred breeding habitat: swamps and other forested wetlands in the eastern United States. Scientists have noted that Prothonotary Warbler populations have experienced precipitous declines in recent years, prompting […]

Free Publication Informs Oak Habitat Conservation on Private Lands

*** NEWS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *** October 12, 2015 Contact: Jaime Stephens,, (541) 944-2890 or John Alexander,, (541) 890-7076 A document authored by Klamath Bird Observatory and Lomakatsi Restoration Project provides guidance for private landowners interested in implementing oak habitat restoration on their land. The document, entitled Restoring Oak Habitats in […]

Recently published paper describes meaningful ecological units (i.e., Management Domains) for collaborative conservation in the Klamath Region

***SCIENCE BRIEF AND NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *** August 14, 2015 – For Immediate Release Contact: John Alexander, jda[AT], 541-890-7067 Patterns of plant, amphibian, mammal, and bird distribution have been used to identify ecological boundaries in the Klamath Region of southern Oregon and northern California, one of the most biophysically complex areas in […]

Study results represent the first published documentation of El Niño’s influence on the survival of a resident tropical landbird and suggest that mature, un-fragmented forests may offer refuge in a changing climate

*** SCIENCE BRIEF AND NEWS RELEASE *** *** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *** June 23, 2015 Contact: Jared Wolfe, jdw[AT], 262-443-6866 Habitat alteration due to forest clearing and climate change threaten wildlife populations across the globe. To better understand the interacting effects of habitat degradation and climate on bird populations, researchers from the U.S. Forest Service […]

SCIENCE BRIEF – High ranking priority conservation areas concentrated in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion

A new paper published in the journal Conservation Biology presents results from a novel conservation planning approach.  This approach uses detailed data that predict the density of bird species across landscapes, as opposed to probability of occurrence models more typically used in conservation planning.  These density-based models are better suited for identifying the highest priority […]

Collaborative Partnerships and Data Sharing Result in Novel Approach for Better Conservation Planning

*** SCIENCE BRIEF AND NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *** June 17, 2015 Contact: John Alexander, jda [AT], 541-201-0866 x1# A recent study published in the journal Conservation Biology makes a strong case for a new approach to conservation planning that uses much more robust data sets in order to better protect birds, plants, […]