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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 […]

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 […]

Paddling for Bird Conservation

By Brandon Breen, KBO Science Communications and Outreach Recently, I went paddling for bird conservation on the Trinity River in northern California. I traveled here for ten days as a biologist for the Klamath Bird Observatory; my job was to conduct bird surveys by kayak along several stretches of the river, along with my field […]

2013 State of the Birds Report: Bird Populations Depend on Private Lands

A new national report released today by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, and contributed to by local science-based non-profit Klamath Bird Observatory, highlights the considerable extent to which native bird populations in the United States depend on private lands. Significantly, the 2013 State of the Birds Report on Private Lands also demonstrates that conservation […]

Migrating Birds and Biologists

Migrating birds met migrating biologists in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion as Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) engaged community members on International Migratory Bird Day on May 11th. Tatiana Straatman of Brazil and Liberato Pop of Belize were among the KBO biologists demonstrating bird banding and survey methods used to monitor bird populations and inform conservation efforts. KBO […]

International Banding Workshop

John D Alexander, Klamath Bird Observatory Executive Director This article is the fourth installment in the series Achieving Partners in Flight Strategic Goals and Objectives. Partners in Flight’s ability to support full life cycle conservation and direct bird conservation resources toward the highest priority needs requires detailed information about bird populations. Constant effort mist netting […]

International Capacity Building

By John D Alexander, Klamath Bird Observatory Executive Director This article is the third installment in the series Achieving Partners in Flight Strategic Goals and Objectives. With support from the US Forest Service International Programs, Klamath Bird Observatory works to expand international capacities for demographic bird monitoring, increasing Partners in Flight’s ability to support full […]