By Dr. Jared Wolfe, KBO Research Associate Central and South America host the most diverse bird communities on Earth. The dizzying array of antbirds, cotingas, manakins, and woodcreepers have captured the imagination of naturalists for centuries and subsequently fueled investigations into the origins of life itself. Charles Darwin wrote in 1839 regarding finches of the […]
***NEWS RELEASE: September 27, 2017*** CONTACT: John Alexander, Executive Director, Klamath Bird Observatory, 541-890-7067, firstname.lastname@example.org Songbird Populations May Indicate Trouble in Northwestern Forests Populations of many North American songbirds are declining, and in many cases we don’t understand why—for example, whether the problem lies with reproductive success or in the survival rates of adults. Conservation […]
Tropical forests are used by local people for food, timber, and resource extraction. Balancing the needs of local people and the needs of sensitive wildlife has presented scientists with pressing global conservation challenges. To help protect and manage tropical wildlife, Klamath Bird Observatory Research Associate Dr. Jared Wolfe has partnered with academia, governments, and nonprofits […]
This Curriculum is based on the North American Banding Council’s collection of training manuals plus supplemental study materials and original content. It consists of Theory and Practical segments derived from the NABC Trainee Report Card.
It has been said that bird banding is at once both a delicate art and precise science. Bird banding is a method of bird monitoring to track bird populations and demographic trends (characteristics of the population) over time.
KBO’s International Internship Program has hosted 283 young professionals and university students from 17 countries as interns in our long-term monitoring and training programming since 1999.
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
A diverse group of conservationists, including KBO’s Executive Director John Alexander and Research Advisor C. John Ralph were recognized for their effective collaboration with the prestigious Wings Across the Americas International Cooperation award in 2011. This award recognizes the work of KBO
Luis is a marine biologist with training in coral reef ecology who decided that birds were better elements of nature to connect people with nature. He has over 20 years of experience guiding nature tours and the last 12 years mostly birdwatching trips. Luis is currently the Director and co-founder of the San Pancho Bird Observatory.
Migratory birds connect us all. As these remarkable travelers navigate migration routes throughout the globe, they connect people across countries, cultures, and even hemispheres. Alarmingly, many migratory birds are in decline, a clear signal of the worsening health of the ecological systems that support life on earth. Western forest birds have declined 20% over the […]