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Remarkable Recapture of a Migratory Thrush

By Brandon Breen, Klamath Bird Observatory Science Communications Breaking News! Former KBO Intern captures a remarkable bird in the highlands of western Colombia, 2,714 miles from where it was originally banded! Andrés Henao and colleagues were banding birds this week in the highlands of Colombia near the town of Las Margaritas, and on December 17th […]

PechaKucha Night Focuses on Birds

By Brandon Breen, Klamath Bird Observatory Science Communications and Outreach Klamath Bird Observatory is teaming up with Standing Stone Brewing Company and community organizer Malena Marvin to present Ashland’s 5th PechaKucha Night this Sunday, October 27th at 8:00 p.m. at Standing Stone in Ashland. This event is free to the public. The theme of the […]

Announcing the Mountain Bird Festival

Citizens & Science Elevating Bird Conservation May 30th, May 31st, and June 1st, 2014 Ashland, Oregon Mark your calendar, the first-ever Mountain Bird Festival is coming! Klamath Bird Observatory will host this community conservation event next spring in Ashland, Oregon. Our vision is to create a festival that combines a celebration of nature with the […]

Science Guides Private Lands Conservation

This article is the seventh installment in the series Achieving Partners in Flight Strategic Goals and Objectives.   Klamath Bird Observatory is working with local restoration partners to integrate Partners in Flight priorities and objectives into private lands restoration programs.  The Central Umpqua Mid Klamath Oak Habitat Conservation Project, funded by the NRCS Cooperative Conservation […]

Science-based Tools for Ecosystem Conservation

This article is the sixth installment in the series Achieving Partners in Flight Strategic Goals and Objectives. An important bird conservation goal is to integrate Partners in Flight priorities and objectives into public agency natural resource planning and action.  Partners in Flight uses a science-based method for bird conservation that incorporates a multi-species approach for […]

A Traveling Workshop

By Barb Bresson, US Forest Service and BLM Regional Avian Program Manager This article is the fifth installment in the series Achieving Partners in Flight Strategic Goals and Objectives. Partners in Flight’s science-based method for bird conservation incorporates a multi-species approach for assessing landbird vulnerabilities and needs, setting measurable conservation targets, describing management to meet […]

Saving Our Shared Birds

By Sarah Rockwell, Klamath Bird Observatory Research Biologist I just returned from the 5th International Partners in Flight Conference at the beautiful Snowbird Resort outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. This meeting brought together scientists and natural resource managers from various sectors with a lofty goal: to set a vision for the conservation of birds […]

Highlights from the Partners in Flight Conference

By John D. Alexander, Klamath Bird Observatory Executive Director Klamath Bird Observatory took a leadership role last week at the 5th International Partners in Flight meeting in Snowbird, Utah.  This meeting involved a broad set of collaborators, including more than 225 conservation leaders from 120 federal, state, and non-governmental organizations and academic institutions representing 14 […]

Translating an Appreciation of Birds into Action on Private Lands

The stories that private landowners tell me often reflect a land ethic with diverse roots.  These stories draw from their experiences with family, or from time spent gardening, farming, or hunting, and they nearly always reveal an appreciation of the natural world.  Many first-time landowners develop a new awareness of their surroundings.  Owning land can […]

Rotary Grant Awarded for Sustainability Work in Mexico

The Rotary Foundation and Rotary District 5110 of Oregon and northern California have awarded a Humanitarian Grant of $12,000 to fund an international capacity building project to be implemented in partnership with San Pancho Bird Observatory in Mexico and Ashland-based Klamath Bird Observatory.  The Rotary Club of Ashland, collaborating with the Jaltemba Bay Rotary Club […]

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