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Support KBO this World Migratory Bird Day

We are thrilled to be out in the community today bringing people together in support of bird conservation. Spreading awareness of this year’s message about protecting birds and protecting insects. Birds play crucial roles in pollination and pest control, and a lack of insects disrupts these ecosystem functions. Overpopulation of certain insects, without natural predators from birds, can also cause outbreaks that damage plant health and agriculture.

You can help us by donating to KBO this World Migratory Bird Day. Your donation supports not only our community outreach but also our high-caliber science. There are several different ways that you can donate to KBO.

Something New! The 2023-24 conservation science stamp art designed by Jasmine Vazquez is too beautiful not to put on a t-shirt. You can purchase your new KBO shirt here. It comes in a variety of colors and sizes.

The t-shirt highlights last year’s WMBD theme and focuses on Water: Sustaining Bird Life. Migratory birds rely on water and its associated habitats—lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, marshes, and coastal wetlands—for breeding, resting, refueling during migration, and wintering. Yet increasing human demand for water, climate change, pollution, and other factors threaten these precious aquatic ecosystems. Headlines worldwide are sounding alarm: 35 percent of the world’s wetlands, critical to migratory birds, have been lost in the last 50 years. In Southern Oregon, we have seen drought and fire and the negative impacts these have had on birds associated with water.


2023 Banding crew standing in front of the 7-mile banding station.

Support the Avian Internship Memorial Fund. The Avian Internship Memorial Fund (AIM Fund), was started by the friends and family of longtime KBO partner Patricia Buettner (Patty). The AIM Fund helps support KBO’s long-running internship programs. Klamath Bird Observatory’s internship program offers a positive learning experience for students. Our interns also make considerable contributions that help the international bird conservation community advance bird and habitat conservation.


Thank you for your continued support!

This Giving Tuesday

As the seasons shift and daylight wanes, we are excited to share with you some of the extraordinary work Klamath Bird Observatory has been involved in this past year throughout the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion and beyond! We also write to ask for your continued support — birds link us together across borders as we all share delight in their beauty and concern for their decline. With help from our supporters, KBO will continue building unique partnerships that strengthen our ability to advance bird and habitat conservation and address our collective concerns.

KBO staff work hard to understand what birds tell us about the natural world, and we use this knowledge to foster healthier habitats and a more sustainable future. For example, the Klamath-Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) is a regional collaboration working to conserve oak habitats that serve as a vital resource for bird populations. Under KBO’s leadership, KSON’s Upper Rogue Oak Initiative is bringing together over 15 partners to restore over 3,000 acres of private and public lands. Working with partners strengthens our work on behalf of birds, and in-turn, our collaborative restoration work is also focused on ensuring greater water and fire security for our surrounding communities.

This year, we welcomed our first intern through KBO’s Birds and Banders Beyond Borders exchange program with Mantiquiera Bird Observatory in Brazil. Otavio, a young professional, spent six months with KBO, receiving his trainer certification and getting him many steps closer to starting a bird observatory in Brazil. Your donations have helped make this possible.

Your generous donations have contributed to bringing these new projects to fruition. Together, we are fostering positive change for birds, ecosystems, and people across the Western Hemisphere. Your continued support ensures progress in our shared efforts to protect birds and their habitats. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your donation to the Klamath Bird Observatory.

Support bird and habitat conservation today

BottleDrop Nonprofit Program

Donate your Recycling

KBO is now a part of the BottleDrop Nonprofits program. Thanks to BottleDrop, you can recycle your cans and bottles and then donate the deposit received to your favorite nonprofit (KBO). All you need is a free BottleDrop account, and you can start donating your recycling today. Below are steps on how to set up a BottleDrop account, where you can drop off your recycling, and how to donate to KBO.

How to Set Up a Bottle Drop Account

Visit and click Create Account on the right side of the page. Pictured Below. Follow the steps. You can also create an account at the kiosk located at the BottleDrop sites.


Where You Can Drop Off Your Cans and Bottles

Once you have an account, click here to find a BottleDrop location near you to start recycling.

How to Donate to KBO

Now that you have an account and funds, you can donate the funds to KBO to support bird conservation. To do that, visit BottleDrop and log into your account. Click view details under Use Give, circled in red below.

Next, click on Search Nonprofits in orange. Once you have done that then you can search for Klamath Bird Observatory. It will walk you through the steps to donate available funds to KBO.




Ask your Cashier to Round Up!

Starting March 1st thru the 31st, you can round up your change at the Ashland Food Coop to support Klamath Bird Observatory. Just ask your cashier!

Klamath Bird Observatory achieves bird conservation in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the ranges of our migratory birds. Emphasizing high-caliber science and the role of birds as indicators, we inform and improve natural resource management. Recognizing that conservation occurs across many fronts, we nurture an environmental ethic through community outreach and education. We owe our success to committed donors, volunteers, staff, and partners who demonstrate that each of us can contribute to a legacy of abundant bird populations and healthy land, air, and water.

Thank you for your support!