Upcoming Birding Trips
Join Klamath Bird Observatory for birding this summer. We have a variety of trips available, and all bird likers welcome.
Spring Birding at Rocky Point and Fort Klamath Wood River Day Use Area with Shannon
June 3rd, 7:30 am – 5 pm
This walking and birding outing will take us to Upper Klamath Lake for spring migrants and water birds. After exploring that area, we will visit Fort Klamath to picnic and bird and walk the Wood River Day Use Area. Expect to see White Pelicans, Bald Eagles, White-headed Woodpeckers, and many other mountain species. Also, expect glorious views of the lake and the landscape at this elevation of 4-5000 feet.
Dress in layers and bring your lunch, drinks, bino’s, cameras, and mosquito repellent (just in case).
This trip is limited to 4 cars of, 4 folks in each vehicle. Donations welcomed. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
2023 Bird Conmigo
Spanish/English Bird Walks
Acompaña a Klamath Bird Observatory en las caminatas bilingües de observación de aves en Medford. Exploraremos los parques locales para que veas que no es necesario ir muy lejos para apreciar a las aves. En cada paseo, te enseñaremos lo esencial para observar aves e introduciremos a las aves que habitan en el Rogue Valley. Esto hará que sea perfecto para principiantes. Podrás usar lo aprendido y practicar las técnicas y conocimientos en tu propio jardín. KBO ofrecerá binoculares y guía de identificación de aves durante el evento. Sera una aventura para toda la familia!
June 17th, 9 am – 11 am, Bear Creek Park
July 15th, 9 am – 11 am, Bear Creek Park
August 12th, 9 am – 11 am, Bear Creek Park
Click above to register.
Save the Date! “Up to the Siskiyou Crest (and Back)”: A History-and-Birding Auto Tour
July 2, 8:30 AM – 5 pm
Whether you’re a newcomer to the region or an old-timer, participate in a fun- and information-filled auto tour led by a renowned birder and KBO board president Shannon Rio and historian/author Jeff LaLande.
The car-pool route will include various “History Stops” (but relatively little actual walking) at essential places such as Railroad Tunnel #13, the old Siskiyou Pass, Grouse Gap shelter (just past Mt. Ashland), the 1850s-1860s “Mountain House” stage stop, the 1846 Applegate Trail, the Hill-Dunn cemetery, and other spots – returning the “back way” (through the upper-most Bear Creek Valley) to Ashland by mid-afternoon.
Along the Siskiyou Crest, we’ll hike a short stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail near Mt. Ashland. Wildflowers – lupine, gilia, Oregon sunshine, corn lily, and many species may be in profusion, and we will identify and enjoy as many of those as we can.
Various raptors should be spotted, as well as many other birds – ranging from migrant Green-tailed Towhee, along the short stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail, to Bullock’s Orioles and Acorn Woodpeckers down at Emigrant Lake’s historic cemetery.
Registration will open in early June.
A place to Visit: White City Lagoon
The Kirtland Ponds in White City have become more accessible to birders. Thanks to Watchable Wildlife Foundation and Rogue River Watershed Council. There is now parking and a specific spot for birders to see the unique birds attracted to these ponds. Make sure to take a trip out there and eBird your sightings.
Located about 4 miles off I-5, exit 35 (Blackwell Rd). Bear right onto Kirtland Rd (Hwy 140 East/Hwy 62), left at White City Lagoons sign, and left to public parking.