Tag: Birdwatching

HAWKS AND OTHER GRAND BIRDS OF THE SKY – Talk & Walk Program

White-tailed Kite (c) 2016 Jim Livaudais

Talk: This presentation will prepare you for the Hawk Watch outing where we will sit at the top of Modoc Rim which borders Upper Klamath Lake and watch hawks fly overhead in their fall migration.

September 28th Wednesday 6:30pm-8:00pm

Walk: Hawk Watch Outing – experience viewing and identifying hawks and other raptors on their migratory journey south from a key flyway observation point.

October 1st Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm

American Kestrel (c) 2016 Jim Livaudais

Leader:  Karl Schneck

Cost:  $25 (or $50 makes you a member of Klamath Bird Observatory). To sign up or if you have questions, contact shannonrio@aol.com.

 

Upcoming Talk and Walk Programs

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GREAT GRAY OWL:  Phantom of the Forest

Talk: Learn about this fascinating bird that lives in our bioregional backyard – what they eat, their nests, the challenges of being a baby owl, and the places they like to live and hunt. The program concludes with a stunning video of the owls taken by a local photographer.

October 5th Wednesday 6:30PM – 8:00PM

GREAT GRAY OWL OUTING

Walk: This expedition will focus on where and how to look for the largest-sized owl of North America. Early departure time gives us a chance to perhaps see this great beast and grand phantom of the forest.

October 8th Saturday 6:30AM – NOON

Leaders:  Lee French, Mel Clements, and Shannon Rio

 

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WINTERING BIRDS OF THE ROGUE VALLEY

Talk: Because of our rich biodiversity, we have many birds that love the Rogue Valley at least for some part of the year … and for some all the year round. In this program, you’ll get to know these local birds and where best to find them through their life histories, stories, poems, photos, and bird sounds.

November 2nd Wednesday 6:30PM – 8:00PM

BIRDING THE ROGUE VALLEY

Walk: We follow up with an excursion visiting a variety of local hot spots to see the birds talked about in the presentation.

November 5th Saturday 8:30AM – 1PM

Leaders:  Lee French and Shannon Rio

Varied Thrush (c) 2016 Jim Livaudais

 

 

Cost:  $25 for each talk and walk (or $50 makes you a member of KBO). To sign up or if you have questions, contact shannonrio@aol.com.

 

Carpooling (taking the fewest cars) is requested for the safety of the outing and ensures everyone sees the most birds.

 

Pacific Wren (c) 2016 Jim Livaudais

A Very Special KBO Birding Trip Announced – Malheur in Fall

Bobolink (c) Jim Livaudais 2016

The trip costs $600.00 and includes lodging, a bird presentation, three dinners, three breakfasts, and a $300 tax-deductible donation to the Klamath Bird Observatory. Transportation will be a carpool with the participants sharing the cost of gas. To register for your spot on this special outing please fill out the information requested on the registration sheet provided.

If you wish to register at a later date please email or call admin@klamathbird.org or (541) 201-0866 ext. 4#.

This is truly a trip of a lifetime, register today to secure your spot! 

Upcoming Talk and Walk Classes

Sorry!  All the Spring 2016 Talk and Walk Classes are Sold Out!  Please Stay Tuned for Upcoming Summer and Fall Classes.

Klamath Bird Observatory’s popular Talk and Walk classes continue through the winter and into Spring. The Talks are held on Thursday evenings (except for the Jacksonville Woodlands class) at the KBO headquarters in Ashland and the Walk is held on the following Saturdays. To register contact Shannon Rio by eMail (shannonrio[AT]aol.com) — the registration fee is $25 for each class. Don’t miss these fun and informative adventures in birding!

 

WINTER BIRDS OF THE ROGUE VALLEY

Great Gray Owl (c) 2016 Jim Lividais

Talk
Thursday MAY 5, 2016 6:30PM-8PM
Presented by Shannon Rio (KBO Board President)
KBO headquarters, Lincoln School, 320 Beach Street, Ashland, Oregon
Walk
Saturday MAY 7, 2016 2PM-6PM
Led by Lee French (Rogue Valley birding expert)
Outing is an afternoon in search of the Great Gray Owl upon the Cascades Plateau east of Ashland.

 

 

The TALK AND WALK classes offer a great chance to learn about birds, go on an outing with a bird guide expert, and visit Klamath Bird Observatory’s current headquarters. This workplace is offered to KBO through a partnership with the Ashland School district and provides our scientists and educators a space to work, collating our findings, applying for grants, and dreaming about how to study and protect birds and their habitats. Part of our dream is to someday have a new home — a place to continue our work and hopefully a site for banding, for educating, and for furthering conservation.

Community Education Events Offered by KBO Board Members and Friends

Photo (c) 2015 Graham Lewis

Interested in learning more about the diverse birds of the Klamath-Siskiyou region this fall? Klamath Bird Observatory Board Members and friends are offering lectures and classes on topics ranging from birds and climate change to attracting and feeding birds in your yard.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for a lecture or sign up for a class.

 

 

 

CANARY IN THE COAL MINE, BIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Thursday October 15th from 5:30-6:30 at the SOU, Hannon Library
  • Free lecture given by Harry Fuller

The following classes are taught at North Mountain Park in Ashland and sign ups are through www.AshlandParksandRec.org:

EXPLORING MINDFUL BIRDING

  • Wednesday September 16th 6:30-8pm with Saturday 19th 8:30-10am field trip
  • $20
  • Taught by Shannon Rio and Kate McKenzie

HAWKS!

  • Tuesdays October 6, 13, 20 from 7-8:30pm
  • $25 for the series
  • Taught by Dick Ashford

LEARNING ABOUT BIRDS

  • Wednesday October 14th 6:30-8pm
  • $15
  • Taught by Shannon Rio

LEARNING MORE ABOUT BIRDS

  • Wednesday October 21st from 6:30-8pm
  • $15
  • Taught by Shannon Rio

ATTRACTING AND FEEDING BIRDS IN YOUR YARD

  • Tuesday November 10 from 6:30-8pm
  • $20
  • Taught by Vince Zauskey

Talk and Walk Community Education Events Becoming Popular

Klamath Bird Observatory’s Talks and Walks program is growing in popularity! This Board directed program invites community members to visit our headquarters in Ashland where you willCalliope Hummingbird learn about birds in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion.  Then, participants venture into the field to experience firsthand the birds that are the focus of Klamath Bird Observatory’s science-based conservation efforts.

The program is getting lots of attention.  A recent article in the Medford Mail Tribune’s Outdoor Journal section featured the program – click here to read that article.  The program was also discussed during an interview with Board President Harry Fuller on Jefferson Public Radio’s Jefferson Exchange – click here to listen.

And don’t forget to sign up for this spring’s last Talk and Walk program!

MAY TALK AND “WALK”:  ATTRACTING HUMMINGBIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN – presented by Laura Fleming, KBO Board Member

Talk: Wednesday, May 6th 6:30-8pm

Laura Fleming is opening Wild Birds Unlimited in Medford this spring.  The “Walk” for this event will be an invitation to visit Wild Birds Unlimited at its new location plus a gift certificate offering a discount on purchases.

$25 fee is for both Talk and Walk.  Contact shannonrio@aol.com to sign up.

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PO Box 758
Ashland, Oregon 97520

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