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Birding and Hiking Little Hyatt Lake


Join Shannon Rio for a leisurely day of hiking and birding the pacific crest trail into Little Hyatt Lake. This 8-mile hike starts at Hwy 66 where the PCT takes us through meadows and woods to our lunch spot of Little Hyatt. Migratory birds and resident birds are nesting in this area. The hike is level and rated easy. Upon arrival at the lake, we will enjoy lunch and whatever birds are visiting there. Usually, dippers are in Keene Creek and Osprey like to fish in the lake. Our hike will take us back to our vehicles via the road.

Date: Saturday, July 2nd, 7 am – 3 pm.

Directions: Meet at Rite Aid to carpool the 1/2 hour drive to the Greensprings Summit where we will park and walk from there.
Wear comfy hiking shoes, bring lunch and liquids, binoculars, and cameras. Our pace will be slow as we bird and study flowers along the way.

Drive your own car if you prefer or let us know if you would like to be a passenger.

Suggested donation: $0-$50.

About the Guide

Shannon Rio is on the board of the Klamath Bird Observatory because of its work to preserve birds and wild places in nature. She is a wildlife educator with a goal to connect people (and herself) with nature so that they will want to protect what they love. She teaches classes in various settings and also teaches yoga, works as a nurse practitioner, is devoted to family and friends and community, and loves learning anything about the natural world through hiking and birding and sitting quietly observing the wonder of it all.

Your Adventure Awaits!

There are several exciting Klamath Bird Observatory events that are happening right around the corner!

This Saturday, May 14th from 8 am – 12 pm Klamath Bird Observatory will be at Rogue Valley Bird Day at North Mountain Park in Ashland, OR. This free family-friendly event will have several fun activities including bird walks, bird banding, the big sit, and a bird calling contest for all ages. This event is in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day whose theme this year is focused on light pollution. Most birds migrate at night. They have been doing this for eons, as a night sky typically means calmer air space and fewer predators. Nocturnally migrating birds include ducks and geese, plovers and sandpipers, and songbirds of all kinds. These birds may travel thousands of miles between their breeding and non-breeding grounds. Come learn about how you can help make the skies safer for all birds.


Welcome to Shasta Valley

Don’t forget to reserve your spot for the field trip to Shasta Valley with KBO board member and educator Shannon Rio. As she takes you to the majestic Shasta Valley to explore and learn about the magical ecosystem of Shasta and find birds that you may not see here in the Rogue Valley. The field trip is on May 22nd and includes the hybrid presentation on May 19th at 6:30 pm. You can register for the presentation only and learn about Shasta from the comfort of your own home. The field trip is $200 per car and the Zoom presentation only has a suggested (not required) donation of $25. 

Click here to reserve your car spot for the field trip and the presentation. 

Click here for ONLY the presentation. 

Now open for registration Beginner Bird Walk trip and presentation!

Are you wanting to learn more about birding but don’t know where to start? Maybe you are experienced but want to get back to your roots? Join KBO board member Amanda Alford for an educational presentation on June 9th from 7 pm – 8 pm and for the walk on June 11th from 9 am – 11 am. The presentation has unlimited attendance with non-walk attendees viewing from the comfort of their homes via Zoom and the walk attendees have the option of being in person at the KBO office. The limit for the walk at Lower Table Rock is 20 people and has a suggested (not required) donation of $25.

Click here to register for the Talk and Walk

Click here to register for the talk ONLY. 



KBO relies on private donations to further our mission of advancing bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. By attending KBO FUNdraising events, you help support KBO’s efforts. So, if you love birds, believe in birds as indicators of environmental wellbeing, and want to support KBO’s science-driven bird conservation mission, please register for this FUNdraising event today! We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our Spring Series FUNdraising Events.

Klamath Bird Observatory follows CDC guidelines. KBO events are being offered with COVID-19 safety as KBO’s primary concern. Proof of vaccination will be required for all in-person participants. All individuals attending an event must also fill out the Waiver of Liability form that will be emailed to you once you register for the event. Paper copies will be available at the event. Please do not attend the event if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Masks are not required but wear based on comfortability.

January Talks and Walks

Northern Harrier (c) Jim Livaudias 2015

The January Talks and Walks series are now full, please check in later for our next upcoming events.

The Klamath Bird Observatory’s popular Talks and Walks series will continue into January. The Talks will be held on a Thursday evening at the KBO headquarters followed by the Walk on Saturday. January is a great time of year to see raptors and with the Klamath Basin hosting some of the densest concentration of wintering raptors in the country you will not want to miss this opportunity. To register contact Shannon Rio at, registration fee is $25 for the classroom session and the field trip.



Taught by Shannon Rio, KBO Board President

Thursday January 21, 2016 6:30-8:00pm

KBO headquarters, Lincoln School, 320 Beach Street, Ashland, Oregon


Lead by bird expert Frank Lospalluto

Saturday January 23, 2015

Spend a day in the Klamath Basin seeing and learning about hawks, eagles,falcons, and any other birds that happen in to our binoculars.