Information & Handouts
We have produced a series of community handouts--brief and informative guides and tip sheets for a variety of bird and habitat conservation issues. Some focus on our Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion and others are general topics for our wider community.
Shared Birds of Ashland and Guanajuato: Conserving Our Natural and Cultural Heritage celebrates the migratory birds that occur in both Ashland and sister city Guanajuato, Mexico. By embracing opportunities to conserve the habitats of our shared birds, together we can protect the health of the ecosystems that surround and sustain them and us.
Unsurprisingly, different birds have different nesting needs and it’s important to provide safe nest boxes appropriate for the birds you want to attract. Specifications for common box-nesting species and a list of additional resources are included.
Selective Bird Feeding—How to Safely Feed Birds offers several tips for safe and responsible bird feeding. Hanging bird feeders is a great way to get to know your avian neighbors, brush up on your birding skills, and help birds. However, it is important to make sure that you use the right type of feeder in the right location so you do not harm birds, bring about changes in species composition, or attract non-native species.
If you find a dead bird with a metal band, color-bands, or any other marker or device attached, please report your finding at the Bird Banding Laboratory website.
You will be asked to report the band number and where and when you found the bird. The information will shared with the original bander and you will be presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for your contribution to avian science that includes the bird's original banding location, date, and it's age at that time.
The Birding Guide to Ashland and the Greater Rogue Valley was created to help visitors and residents get outdoors and enjoy the natural wonder and splendor of the region and its birds.
Cats and Wildlife—A Conservation Concern offers information about this problem and a how-to list for what can be done to help. Domestic and feral cats are a non-native predator that have an enormous negative impact on bird and other wildlife populations. Cats kill millions of birds each day in the US, amounting to over a billion each year—one of the greatest bird conservation challenges we face.
Reducing Bird Collisions with Windows provides information about how to reduce bird collisions with windows. In the US alone, millions of birds die each year from colliding with windows. The guide includes several suggestions for simple solutions we all can do to help turn this problem around.