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Welcome to Shasta Valley with Shannon Rio

Join board member Shannon Rio as she takes you to the majestic Shasta Valley. You will explore the magical ecosystem of Shasta and find birds that you may not see here in the Rogue Valley. This is a two-part FUNdraiser. On May 19th, 6:30 pm – 8 pm there will be a presentation by Shannon about the Shasta Valley, the birds that call it home, and where to see them. She will provide a map and a list of birds for your own adventure. The presentation has a suggested donation of $25 for the Zoom link. Register here for the Zoom presentation only.

Part two is the field trip to Shasta Valley on May 22nd, 7: 30 am – 4:30 pm. The trip cost is $200 per car with three car spots available. Includes presentation. Register here for the field trip + presentation. 

Are you willing to drive? Reach out to Elva at ejm@klamathbird.org and you may come for free!


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.


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.

Garden Party this Saturday!

Do not miss the event of the season, Klamath Bird Observatory’s Garden Party at Grizzly Peak Winery, April 30th, 1 pm – 4  pm. Enjoy the sounds of a string quartet with violins Melissa Orr and Bari Frimkess, violist Emily Severson and cellist Doug Fong, and the popular guitar duo of Craig Martin and Tim Church. View works of local artists and meander through this beautiful Ashland property. An array of tasty finger foods, Grizzly Peak wines, complementary KBO glass/cup, and other beverages will be offered throughout the afternoon.

Cost $75 per person

Click here to register

 

Garden Party Artists

The Garden Party at Grizzly Peak Winery is host to 4 astounding artists, Tish Mcfadden, Beth Martin, Judy Bjorlie, and Paula Fong. During the event, you will have time to browse and purchase their art. As well as drink delicious wine, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, and listen to lovely melodies.  The Garden Party is on Saturday, April 30th, 1 pm – 4 pm tickets are $75 per person and are available here. The bios of attending artists are below.

Tish Mcfadden

Tish McFadden is a published author, songwriter, music teacher, and former archaeologist for the US Forest Service. Tish’s writing has been featured on radio, book tours, and trade shows. Tish writes professionally in multiple genres including children’s books, autobiographical essays, and guidebooks. She has also served as editor on numerous literary projects.

For the Garden Party, Tish will be selling and showcasing her book Song of the Redwing. Wild marshland habitats create a spectacular symphony for the senses. Here, between bog and sky, assorted creatures of water, land, and air live closely together in balance. Red-winged Blackbirds are amongst the most common and striking members of this animated community. Their primal call is heard across cattail marshes and duckweed swamps in early spring through late fall. Their distinctive wing patch of red and gold makes identifying this wild bird easy – even for young children. Song of the Redwing presents a birds-eye view of life in the marsh from one sunrise to the next. Laura Winslow’s watercolor illustrations portray a lively wetland, giving visual form to Tish McFadden’s rhythm and rhyme. Words and illustrations harmonize in Song of the Redwing, and together further its nature-based message – inviting readers of all ages into the wondrous habitat of a marsh. Backmatter offers fun facts about Redwing’s neighbors. Time spent in wild places offers young people a taste of unbounded spaciousness – ongoing to something far greater than themselves. Taking children into nature is like walking them onto the pages of this picture book. Every step, each page turn, delivers colorful surprises.

Watch the book trailer here.


Paula Fong

Flicker by Paula Fong

Paula R. Fong specializes in illustrating plants and animals in their natural habitat. Her unique blend of detailed artistry and scientific accuracy has won her praise from both artists and scientists alike. She received her B.S. in Biology from Denison University and her M.S. in Forest Ecology from the College of Forestry, Oregon State University. Her twelve years as a soil scientist and ecologist with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service gives her a unique perspective of the art in nature. Paula’s primary medium is watercolor with pen and ink. She has illustrated numerous scientific publications, plant and wildlife posters, trail guides, and interpretative trail signs. She lives on a mountain top in rural Southern Oregon.

Visit her site to see more of her work.

 

 

 


Judy Bjorlie

The artwork Judy Bjorlie will be displayed by her sister. Judy passed away in 2018 but her stunning art lives on. She was also a cellist with the Rogue Valley Symphony and the Britt Festival Orchestra. Paintings by Judy Bjorlie show her recent work with color theory as taught by Stephen Quiller. Each painting was approached with a different mix of color choices and/or color theory including mixing those gorgeous grayed tones in between complimentary colors. Represented in this work are: Complimentary Relationships, Analogous Color, Color Families, Double Analogous Color Relationships, and Triad Color relationships.

 

 

 


Beth Martin

As a member of the Water Color Society of Oregon and a published illustrator, Beth Martin has shown in galleries, coffee shops, and businesses, has paintings hanging in homes in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Mazatlan, MX, and has sold many cards. One of her paintings was chosen to be used for the Gala Forty Year Anniversary Ball for the Harlem Dance Theatre of New York, and shown across the country on Fox News and other advertising venues. There are many ways to approach a painting: from life, plain air, photos, and imagination. She loves them all. Beth tends to use a limited palette, feeling that it is harmonizing, and blending colors both on the palette and on the paper. She feels that watercolor seems to have a mind of its own – and enjoys partnerships – “if the paint does something I don’t intend, I try to make something of it. Sometimes itʼs the best part of the painting! Discovery.”

You can read more about Beth Martin here.

Chickadee by Beth Boyd Martin
Turkeys by Beth Boyd Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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. 

A Garden Party at Grizzly Peak a KBO FUNdraiser

Garden Party with String Quartet and Guitar Duo
Hosted by Bari Frimkess

Come join us for an afternoon outdoors for a KBO FUNdraiser in Ashland with live music, an art exhibit, food, wine, and beverages on Saturday, April 30th from 1:00-4:00 PM at Grizzly Peak Winery. Enjoy the sounds of a string quartet with violins Melissa Orr and Bari Frimkess, violist Emily Severson and cellist Doug Fong, and the popular guitar duo of Craig Martin and Tim Church. View works of local artists and meander through this beautiful Ashland property. An array of tasty finger foods, Grizzly Peak wines, and other beverages will be offered throughout the afternoon.

Cost – $75  Max Attendees – 75

Register Below


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. 


 

 

Join the FUN: Two last events in KBO’s 2021 FUNdraising series

Klamath Bird Observatory’s Board of Directors invites you to the last two events of KBO’s 2021 FUNdraising series. Our board has developed this new, fun, engaging, and safe approach to FUNdraising, with board members hosting a variety of online and smaller in-person events. We have two events left in December, so please join the FUN!


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 to 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 Fall Series FUNdraising events.

To stay tuned for more details about KBO FUNdraising and community education events:


Many thanks to our KBO 2021 Community Education Sponsors

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Sing, Fly, Soar, and Cartoon — Like a Bird (A KBO FUNdraising Workshop)

LEARN HOW TO DRAW AN ANIMATION OF SNOOPY AND HIS FEATHERED PAL WOODSTOCK

This Klamath Bird Observatory FUNdraising workshop and World Migratory Bird Day event will be held via Zoom on December 16, 2021, at 5:30 PM Pacific Standard Time. The workshop is sponsored by Partners in Flight (PIF), with all proceeds from this event supporting the PIF International Bird Conservation Initiative.

Klamath Bird Observatory invites you to this special holiday workshop, Sing, Fly, Soar, and Cartoon — Like a Bird. Use your creativity to express your appreciation for birds and nature with this special webinar presented by KBO Board Member, former PEANUTS director, and accomplished animator, Larry Leichliter. During Larry’s live-action tutorial, you can try your hand at creating a simple animation of Snoopy, the lovable canine character from the PEANUTS cartoon, and his feathered pal Woodstock. The tutorial will be followed by live Q & A. We recommend that you have several sheets of your favorite paper and a pencil, pen, or any other drawing instrument handy.

Registration is open to an unlimited number of participants. Since this is a FUNdraising event, we ask registrants to make a donation of their choice. Use the form below to register for our workshop, Sing, Fly, Soar, and Cartoon — Like a Bird.

We are also offering this workshop free of charge, upon request – please eMail KBO by CLICKING HERE to request a discount code that will allow you to register without making a donation.


Larry Leichliter board member bio (72ppi 4x)Larry Leichliter is an American animator and director who began his work in animation in 1975 with the made-for-TV film You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown. Throughout his career, he has worked on Peanuts animated television films; Larry has also contributed to other successful animated series including Nickelodeon’s ChalkZone and The Mighty B!, as well as Cartoon Network’s Time Squad, Squirrel Boy, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Sym-Bionic Titan, and Adventure Time.


Partners in Flight (PIF) is a dynamic and welcoming network of more than 150 partner organizations distributed throughout the Western Hemisphere. We are engaged in all aspects of land bird conservation from science, research, planning, and policy development, to land management, monitoring, education, and outreach. We are all dedicated to PIF’s simple, proactive mission — Keeping common birds common and helping species at risk through voluntary partnerships.


Work World Migratory Bird Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.


REGISTRATION

Registration is open to an unlimited number of participants. Because this is a FUNdraining event, we ask registrants to make a donation of your choice.  Use this form to register for the Sing, Fly, Soar, and Cartoon — Like a Bird KBO FUNdraising workshop. CLICK HERE to request a discount code that will allow you to register without making a donation.


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!

To stay tuned for more details about KBO FUNdraising and community education events:


Many thanks to our KBO 2021 Community Education Sponsors

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KBO FUNdraiser: 2-Part Winter Hawk Identification Workshop — A Raptor ID Presentation and Field Trip hosted by Dick Ashford & Amanda Alford

Join us on Saturday, December 11th, for an all-day RAPTOR-FINDING excursion to the picturesque Klamath Basin! Dick Ashford and Amanda Alford will share their enthusiasm of, and knowledge about, “our” wintering raptors during this always-popular field trip. Dick will present a raptor identification class via Zoom prior to the outing on Thursday, December 9th at 6:00 PM.

Zoom Workshop: Thursday Dec 9th, 2021 at 6:oo PM
Field Trip: Saturday Dec 11th, 2021, at 7:45 AM

Three 1-car tickets (for to up four people per car) will be offered at $500 per ticket for each donor’s Covid-safe pod of family and/or close friends (see below for details about field trips and pod cars).

REGISTRATION

KBO supporters are invited to purchase a limited number of 1-car tickets (for up to four people per car) . 1-car tickets are priced at $500. Each ticket buyer can invite three additional family members or close friends to form a 1-car Covid-safe pod. CLICK HERE to register for the field trip via eMail to Dick Ashford (please type Hawk ID Registration in the subject field). Checks for this tax-deductible donation can be made out to KBO and mailed to Dick Ashford, 2705 Takelma Way, Ashland OR 97520. Upon receipt of the check, registrants will be fully signed up for this 2-part workshop.


Our KBO FUNdraising events are being offered with Covid safety as our primary concern. Proof of vaccination will be required for all in-person participants. To ensure a Covid-safe, quality experience, we are limiting field trip offerings to a small number of 4-PERSON CAR PODS. One donor will be able to purchase a 1-car ticket for a total of four people to include family members or close friends who make up that donor’s Covid-safe pod. Social distancing and masking when appropriate will also be required. More details about KBO’s Covid-safe guidelines will be provided upon registration.


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 to 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 Fall Series FUNdraising events.

To stay tuned for more details about KBO FUNdraising and community education events:


Many thanks to our KBO 2021 Community Education Sponsors

This Thursday Night: Birding the Klamath Refuges (A sliding scale KBO FUNdraiser hosted by Shannon Rio)

Shannon Rio,Join us this Thursday evening, November 11th, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Shannon Rio, KBO board President, will offer a Zoom presentation focused on acquainting people with birding on the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife refuges. Register now!

Klamath Marsh rainbow with Geese. Photo by Kirk Gooding

Because this drought year has been especially difficult for the refuges, knowing where to see birds can be a challenge. Shannon will orient participants with where to go birding; you will learn the layout of the the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake refuges and the locations of different birding “hotspots” on the refuges. Participants will receive refuge maps, for your future future bird watching visits.

REGISTRATION

Registration is open to an unlimited number of registrants. Because this is a FUNdraining event, we ask registrants to make a donation of your choice.  Use this form to register for the Birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake Zoom presentation.

Name

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 Fall Series FUNdraising Events.

To stay tuned for more details about KBO FUNdraising and community education events:


Many thanks to our KBO 2021 Community Education Sponsors

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KBO FUNdraiser: Birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake Refuges (hosted by Shannon Rio) — A Zoom Presentation and Field Trip

Shannon Rio,This 2-part FUNdrasining event, hosted by KBO Board President Shannon Rio, includes a Zoom presentation and a field trip. Shannon will focus on acquainting people with birding on the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife refuges.

Photo by Jim-Livaudais

Because this drought year has been especially difficult for the refuges, knowing where to see birds can be a challenge. During this 2-part event Shannon will orient participants with where to go birding  — you will learn the layout of the the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake refuges and the locations of different birding “hotspots” on the refuges. Participants will receive refuge maps. Shannon’s intention for this 2-part FUNdraising event is to orient participants, for your future bird watching visits.

The Zoom presentation will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and participation will be unlimited. The follow-up field trip will be held on Sunday, November 14th, leaving Ashland at 8:00 AM, and returning by 6:00 PM, with limited registration.

No birding experience necessary.

REGISTRATION

KBO supporters are invited to purchase a limited number of 1-car tickets (for up to four people per car) for the Sunday, November 14th field trip. 1-car tickets are priced at $240. Each ticket buyer can invite three additional family members or close friends to form a 1-car Covid-safe pod. CLICK HERE to register for the field trip via eMail to Shannon Rio (please type Field Trip Registration in the subject field). Cars will stay connected by walkie talkie. Binoculars will be made available upon request. Not much in the way of walking; however we will be out of the cars often. Bring lunch and plan to have a grand time. Field Trip registrants will automatically be registered for the Zoom presentation.

Registration for the Thursday, November 11th Zoom presentation is open to an unlimited number of registrants. Because this is a FUNdraining event, we ask registrants to make a donation of their choice.  Use this form to register for the Birding the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake Zoom presentation.

Name

Our KBO FUNdraising events are being offered with Covid safety as our primary concern. Proof of vaccination will be required for all in-person participants. To ensure a Covid-safe, quality experience, we are limiting field trip offerings to a small number of 4-PERSON CAR PODS. One donor will be able to purchase a 1-car ticket for a total of four people to include family members or close friends who make up that donor’s Covid-safe pod. Social distancing and masking when appropriate will also be required. More details about KBO’s Covid-safe guidelines will be provided upon registration.

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 to 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 Fall Series FUNdraising events.

To stay tuned for more details about KBO FUNdraising and community education events:


Many thanks to our KBO 2021 Community Education Sponsors

Garden Party with String Quartet & Guitar Duo, a KBO FUNdraiser (RESCHEDULED)

Come join us for our spring afternoon KBO FUNdraiser of live music on Saturday, April 30 (NEW DATE) at Grizzly Peak Winery. Enjoy the sounds of a string quartet with musicians Beth Martin, Bari Frimkess, Emily Severson and Doug Fong, and guitar duo of Craig Martin and Tim Church as you meander through this beautiful Ashland property. An array of tasty finger foods will be offered throughout the afternoon, as well as wine and other beverages.

To register contact — Bari Frimkess at 541-292-6749 or bari.frimkess@gmail.com

Cost — $75 per person          Maximum attendees — 50


Our KBO FUNdraising events are being offered with Covid safety as our primary concern. Proof of vaccination will be required. Social distancing and masking when appropriate will also be required. More details about KBO’s Covid-safe guidelines will be provided upon registration.

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

To stay tuned for more details about KBO FUNdraising and community education events being planned for this fall and winter:


Many thanks to our KBO 2021 Community Education Sponsors

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