KBO’s Science programming embraces three approaches:
Long-term monitoring that provides information about changes in bird populations;
In-depth theoretical research that advances our understanding of distribution and movements; and
Applied ecology that addresses natural resource management challenges.
Our conservation science is applied at local, regional, and international scales:
- Ongoing science programs inform conservation planning in the beautifully rugged and wildlife-rich Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of northern California and southern Oregon.
- Avian Knowledge Northwest, our interactive data center and decision support system, provides scientific resources across the Pacific Northwest.
- Professional education and international capacity building expands our influence hemispherically with partner-driven programs that protect birds throughout their breeding, migrating, and wintering seasons.