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Bird Banding in the Field with KBO Biologists & Interns June

Come join KBO biologists and this season’s interns for a bird banding experience in the field!

This is a fundraiser for KBO’s long-standing and well-respected international field biologist training program. It is a unique opportunity to meet some of our scientists in a small group setting, learn about the science of bird banding, and see some of Oregon’s birds up close. We will observe live bird banding including mist netting and data collection and learn more about Southern Oregon’s migrating and resident birds all while in the field in the beautiful Upper Klamath Lake region. Come join us and support future scientists!

WHEN: Monday, June 17th, 6:30 a.m. to noon (inclusive of drive time to and from Ashland).
WHERE: Upper Klamath Lake
TRIP LEADERS: Lisa Michelbrink and Elva Manquera

COST: $40 per person. Limited to 10 participants.

Carpooling from Ashland is essential. Please let us know if you are interested in being a driver. We are limited to 4 cars. If you are located in the Klamath Basin we will have a separate spot that we will arrange to meet you at. Please bring a water bottle and snacks/lunch if desired. Be prepared for insects/mosquitos, but please NO deet. You will be instructed on the appropriate use of repellant if needed on the day of the event. Dress for the weather in layers as the morning will be cool. No birding experience is necessary. Bring binoculars if you have them. Binoculars can be provided if needed.

Final Bird Banding Event of the Year!

Join us for this extraordinary final family-friendly bird banding outing of the year! This fundraiser for our renowned banding program includes an opportunity to meet and chat with KBO’s new Banding Program Manager, Lucinda Zawadski, PhD., Martín López Aguilar from Mexico, and the KBO interns. You will learn about the importance and unique contribution of bird banding to science and see some of Oregon’s birds up close. You will also get to experience one of our field stations on beautiful Upper Klamath Lake and observe science in action, including mist netting and data collection, AND interact with the biologists. After the field station visit, we have a unique opportunity to bird from the deck of Rocky Point Resort with Lucinda and Martín, with light refreshments provided by Rocky Point.

This is a great introduction to science in the field for kids and young adults (as well as for non-birders, almost birders, and fully-fledged birders). Come have fun in the field with us before the birds fly south!

WHEN: Thursday, September 28th, 6:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. (including drive time to and from Ashland). Pick-up time from Rocky Point Resort is 7:45 a.m., if near Klamath Falls.
WHERE: Upper Klamath Lake
TRIP LEADER: Lisa Michelbrink, KBO Board Member
COST: The cost is $75 per person to help support our banding program. Space is limited to 4 cars of 4 people each. Carpooling is essential. We will meet at Rite Aide or Rocky Point Resort, depending on your location.

Please bring a water bottle and any snacks you may need. There will be a short amount of walking on uneven ground. Sturdy shoes/boots are recommended. Dress for the weather in layers, as the morning will be cool. No birding experience is necessary. Please bring binoculars if you have them.

Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and as such, KBO events are offered with COVID-19 safety as a primary concern. Proof of “up-to-date” vaccination will be required for all in-person participants. Upon registration, all individuals attending an in-person event must also fill out KBO’s COVID Release Form and Waiver of Liability. Paper copies may also be available at an event upon advanced request. Please do not attend the event if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.