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Bird Walk at Rogue River Preserve

We are in the midst of fall migration and it is a great time to start birding. Join board member Amanda Alford for a Beginner Birder Talk and Walk where she will introduce you to birding basics. Birding benefits your mood, psychological well-being, mental health, and cognitive functioning. Learn how to begin your birding journey or how to get back to your basics.

The Talk will include all of Amanda’s best tips for:

  • Finding birds
  • Understanding and using binoculars
  • Identifying species by size, shape, suit, scene, and sound
  • Utilizing smartphone applications and online resources
  • And more!

The Talk will conclude with an in-depth look at just some of the species we will likely see during our Walk at Bear Creek Park. Come level up your birding skills and gain the confidence you need to have even more fun watching birds!

This outreach event is free. Bear Creek Park has paved walkways and handicap parking. Binoculars are available for use during the walk.

Talk: September 29th at 6 pm. This is a hybrid presentation. The in-person will take place at the Klamath Bird Observatory office (2425 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520) or you can attend via Zoom.

Walk: October 1st at 9 am. The walk will take place at Bear Creek Park in Medford OR.

Proof of vaccinations is required to attend any in-person events.


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Beginner Birder Talk and Walk

Birding benefits your mood, your psychological well-being, your mental health, and your cognitive functioning. Join board member Amanda Alford to learn how to begin your birding journey or how to get back to your basics.

The Talk will include all of Amanda’s best tips for:

  • Finding birds
  • Understanding and using binoculars
  • Identifying species by size, shape, suit, scene, and sound
  • Utilizing smartphone applications and online resources
  • And more!

The Talk will conclude with an in-depth look at just some of the species we are likely to see during our Walk at North Mountain Park. Come level up your birding skills and gain the confidence you need to have even more fun watching birds!

Talk: Thursday, June 9th, 7 pm at the KBO office at 2425 Siskiyou Blvd in Ashland, with the option of watching via Zoom if you prefer

Walk: Saturday, June 11th, meet at North Mountain Park at 9 am.

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Only a Few Spots Left!

Rogue River (c) Frank Lospalluto

There are only 3 spots left for the Talk and Walk led by Amanda Alford at the Rogue River Preserve. Help us celebrate Earth Day all weekend long, the walk is on Sunday, April 24th, 9 am – 11 am. Amanda is a KBO board member and a lover of all things bird and is excited to share. The preserve is owned and managed by the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy. Its 352 acres include several distinct habitats that support remarkable biodiversity, including at least 32 rare, declining, and uncommon plant and animal species. There isn’t a better way to celebrate Mother Earth.

Check out eBird NW to see what has been spotted at the Rogue River Preserve and what you might see.

 

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Amanda Alford

Amanda Alford fell in love with birds for the first time at the Klamath Bird Observatory’s Mountain Bird Festival in 2016. She has been hooked on all things bird ever since! She is supported in her obsession by her husband Greg and children Chance and Salome, who have all come to love the flocks that frequent their feeders in southern Ashland. Her birding is often interrupted by her day job as a physician anesthesiologist with Anesthesia Associates of Medford. She was drawn to the science-driven mission of the Klamath Bird Observatory, believing in the power of good science to change the world in all the right ways. She hopes her involvement will help protect KBO’s important work for generations to come.

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