Klamath Bird Observatory and The Selberg Institute have launched a new community science project on the beautiful Grizzly Creek Preserve just outside of Ashland. The project objective is to inventory and monitor birds using the Preserve’s variety of habitats. Nestled in the rising Cascades foothills surrounding Grizzly Peak, the Preserve includes meadows, oak woodlands, and conifer forests.
The Preserve is a terrific spot for birding and will give the public a unique opportunity to visit and bird in diverse habitats managed for conservation. Participation will include some walking and/or hiking, recording all birds observed by sight and/or sound, and entering and submitting your findings into eBird Northwest. Guided night expeditions are planned for owl species surveys. The project’s Community Ornithologists will receive training in how to collect data and using eBird. Surveys will be scheduled monthly and continue until Spring 2019.