Conservation Science Projects

Long-term Monitoring of Bird Populations

Laura Cardenas Ortiz Banding intern banding at CABN 20080522 cropped (72ppi 4x)Breeding and Fall Migration Season Banding in Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion
 
KBO and our satellite organization Humboldt Bay Bird Observatory operate several long-term demographic monitoring stations throughout the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion. Each year, we capture and release

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Rivers and Riparian - Restoration Projects

ellie allison (72ppi 4x)

Riparian (streamside) vegetation provides habitat for breeding, migrating, and overwintering birds, and is also critical to the quality of the in-stream habitat on which salmon fisheries and other aquatic species depend. In the western United States, riparian zones make up less than 0.5% of the total land

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Waterbird Conservation Projects

black tern (72ppi 4x)Black Terns
From 1997 to 2010, KBO implemented a Black Tern monitoring project in the Upper Klamath Basin of southern Oregon. The study has helped us understand local population distribution and trends for this emergent wetland obligate that is endangered,

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Oak Habitat Conservation Projects

oak hussey (72ppi 4x)

Central Umpqua Mid-Klamath Oak Habitat Conservation Project

KBO has been collaborating with a diverse group of partners through the Central Umpqua Mid-Klamath Oak Habitat Conservation Project, a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funded Cooperative Conservation Partnership

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Range-wide Oregon Vesper Sparrow Project

Oregon Vesper Sparrow (c) Livaudais  cropped
Vesper Sparrow © Jim Livaudais

Vesper Sparrows (Pooecetes gramineus) are found throughout the northern half of North America and Canada. In the Pacific Northwest, breeding populations of Oregon Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus affinis), one of four subspecies, historically spanned from southwest British Columbia, western Washington and Oregon, to northwestern California. Breeding Oregon Vesper Sparrows have been extirpated from British Columbia and northwestern California. Due to these dramatic declines, the subspecies has been petitioned for listing as endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The population is estimated to be fewer than 3,000 individuals.

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