This Saturday, May 14th from 8 am – 12 pm Klamath Bird Observatory will be at Rogue Valley Bird Day at North Mountain Park in Ashland, OR. This free family-friendly event will have several fun activities including bird walks, bird banding, the big sit, and a bird calling contest for all ages. This event is in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day whose theme this year is focused on light pollution. Most birds migrate at night. They have been doing this for eons, as a night sky typically means calmer air space and fewer predators. Nocturnally migrating birds include ducks and geese, plovers and sandpipers, and songbirds of all kinds. These birds may travel thousands of miles between their breeding and non-breeding grounds. Come learn about how you can help make the skies safer for all birds.
Don’t forget to reserve your spot for the field trip to Shasta Valley with KBO board member and educator Shannon Rio. As she takes you to the majestic Shasta Valley to explore and learn about the magical ecosystem of Shasta and find birds that you may not see here in the Rogue Valley. The field trip is on May 22nd and includes the hybrid presentation on May 19th at 6:30 pm. You can register for the presentation only and learn about Shasta from the comfort of your own home. The field trip is $200 per car and the Zoom presentation only has a suggested (not required) donation of $25.
Are you wanting to learn more about birding but don’t know where to start? Maybe you are experienced but want to get back to your roots? Join KBO board member Amanda Alford for an educational presentation on June 9th from 7 pm – 8 pm and for the walk on June 11th from 9 am – 11 am. The presentation has unlimited attendance with non-walk attendees viewing from the comfort of their homes via Zoom and the walk attendees have the option of being in person at the KBO office. The limit for the walk at Lower Table Rock is 20 people and has a suggested (not required) donation of $25.
KBO relies on private donations to further our mission of advancing bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. By attending KBO FUNdraising events, you help support KBO’s efforts. So, if you love birds, believe in birds as indicators of environmental wellbeing, and want to support KBO’s science-driven bird conservation mission, please register for this FUNdraising event today! We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our Spring Series FUNdraising Events.
Klamath Bird Observatory follows CDC guidelines. KBO events are being offered with COVID-19 safety as KBO’s primary concern. Proof of vaccination will be required for all in-person participants. All individuals attending an event must also fill out the Waiver of Liability form that will be emailed to you once you register for the event. Paper copies will be available at the event. Please do not attend the event if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Masks are not required but wear based on comfortability.