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News Release: Population and Habitat Objectives for Landbirds in Prairies, Oak, and Riparian Habitats of Western Oregon and Washington

The newly released conservation plan, Population and Habitat Objectives for Landbirds in Prairies, Oak, and Riparian Habitats of Western Oregon and Washington (Rockwell et al 2022), provides quantitative and multi-scaled population and habitat objectives for 26 focal and seven imperiled bird species. As the title suggests, the plan focuses on prairie, oak, and riparian habitats in the Puget Lowlands, Willamette Valley, and Klamath Mountains ecoregions of western Oregon and Washington. This document was prepared for the Oregon-Washington Chapter of Partners in Flight (PIF), Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service.
Vesper Sparrow Stephens flipped cropped (72dpi 11x17)

Coming this Field Season: Oregon Vesper Sparrow and Technology

Spring has sprung, and migratory birds are making their way back to the Klamath Siskiyou Bioregion. Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) is preparing by dusting off field gear, mapping out survey sites, and hiring summer staff. Each staff member has their own favorite thing to look forward to this field season: starting a new project, expanding an active project, or wrapping up data collection. This issue highlights the work of Dr. Sarah Rockwell and her team.

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.
Laura Fleming board member bio (72ppi 4x)

Friend to the Environment Award

The Klamath Bird Observatory family, would like to congratulate Laura Fleming on her Friend to the Environment Award (even though it may be a little late). Laura, owner of the Medford, Wild Birds Unlimited store received the prestigious Friend to the Environment Award in 2019, at the annual meeting of the Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees. Laura is a past board member and a continued supporter of the Klamath Bird Observatory.

Avian Internship Memorial Fund — In Memory of Patricia Buettner

Patty Buettner’s Family and friends have established this annual fund in her honor. During her life, Patty was personally and professionally committed to wildlife conservation and made significant contributions to the field. Among them was her formative influence on the creation of the Klamath Bird Observatory.

Don’t Miss the Last KBO FUNdraiser of the Year!

For our last event, a special online holiday workshop, we have unlimited capacity! On Thursday, December 16th learn how to animate Snoopy and Woodstock. Larry Leichliter, former PEANUTS director and accomplished animator, will host a live-action tutorial.

Two new job opportunities at Klamath Bird Observatory

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. 

REMINDER: “Birding Beyond Borders” and “Baby Birds and Nests” — A free 2-part presentation with Shannon Rio

Join us Tuesday, June 22nd for an evening presentation. BIRDING BEYOND BORDERS celebrates the international work of KBO and how it has brought people from all over the globe as interns to study bird banding, science and how to protect migratory birds. BABY BIRDS AND NESTS is all about how birds mate, how eggs become baby birds and how babies learn to fly and sing. This event is free. Click to learn more.

New two-part presentation: “Birding Beyond Borders” and “Baby Birds and Nests” with Shannon Rio

Join us Tuesday, June 22nd for an evening presentation. BIRDING BEYOND BORDERS celebrates the international work of KBO and how it has brought people from all over the globe as interns to study bird banding, science and how to protect migratory birds. BABY BIRDS AND NESTS is all about how birds mate, how eggs become baby birds and how babies learn to fly and sing. This event is free. Click to learn more.

KBO is Seeking a Jackson County High School Student for a Unique Paid Internship

Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) is excited to offer a new paid internship this summer: The Watchable Wildlife Foundation Science Communication Student Internship. This is the first internship of its kind to be offered by KBO, made possible through a generous grant from the Watchable Wildlife Foundation. The intern will gain firsthand experience in conservation careers, observe and document KBO field activities, and contribute to community science and education that support bird and habitat conservation. This internship will provide an extraordinary experience as the intern explores various careers in conservation and outdoor work and begins to build a professional network that can help them find education and job opportunities in the future.

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