Put your stamp on conservation!
Each year, Klamath Bird Observatory offers a Conservation Stamp Set for purchase with proceeds supporting both national and regional conservation efforts. The 2022-23 two-stamp set includes:
- The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (the Duck Stamp), and
- KBO’s Conservation Science Stamp.
The Federal Duck Stamp is among the most successful conservation tools ever created. Duck Stamp sales contribute directly to habitat conservation in our National Wildlife Refuges. KBO’s Conservation Science Stamp builds on this success by bringing additional support and attention to our science-driven conservation efforts.
Migratory birds help drive our international full-lifecycle efforts to protect migratory birds throughout their full range. Klamath Bird Observatory’s 2022-2023 Conservation Science Stamp tells the story of the Balck-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens), a migratory bird that breeds in Pacific Northwest oak-conifer habitats and winters in oak-pine and cloud forest habitats in western Mexico and Central America.
Proceeds from this year’s Science Stamp support our international bird banding program. Bird banding data tell us if birds are successfully breeding in an area—an indication of a healthy habitat. Banding data also tell us if birds are surviving migration, information that informs international conservation efforts. Our partnerships with the University of Guadalajara and San Pancho Bird Observatory in Mexico help us study the full lifecycle of migratory birds, including this warbler. Our bird banding internship program also helps us train the next generation of bird conservation leaders. This program has hosted over 280 young professionals from 17 countries.
By purchasing this year’s Conservation Science Stamp you are supporting international bird conservation partnerships, monitoring, and education.
If you have already this year’s duck stamp from another distributor you can purchase the KBO’s Conservation Science Stamp independently. Please click here to email us a copy of your Duck Stamp and use The discount Code “HaveDuckStamp” upon checkout.