In celebration of giving Tuesday the Rogue Valley The Messenger is hosting Giving Raffle at local breweries and beer pitstops, recognizing KBO, along with other local non-profits, and encouraging readers to donate to each of the organizations. Check out the Messenger’s GIVE GUIDE 2021: AN ENTIRE MONTH OF GIVING to learn more.
KBO’s resilience is bolstered by the support we receive from our donors who believe in our work to advance bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. On this Giving Tuesday, we ask that you help us with our continued efforts to protect birds, putting birds and KBO’s science at the forefront of conservation decision making and action. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN END-OF-YEAR DOATION NOW!
Also, as you plan your holiday shopping, consider giving a gift of bird conservation by purchasing KBO’s conservation stamp set for your bird loving family members and friends. Each year, Klamath Bird Observatory offers a Conservation Stamp Set with proceeds supporting both national and regional conservation efforts. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CONSERVATION STAMP SET and other gift items in the KBO store.
KBO’s resilience is inspired by the support we receive from our donors who believe in our work to advance bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. In 2020, as the Covid pandemic challenged all of us, KBO showed our resilience, adapting to the novel circumstances. Keeping the safety of staff, partners, and the rural communities where we work as our priority, for the first time in nearly 30 years we decided to postpone the vast majority of our field season. However, we were not idle with our time. Our staff diligently worked from home, implementing key nearby field studies, publishing a number of conservation-relevant papers, producing several new strategic conservation planning documents, and video conferencing extensively with partners. Our work stayed focused on ensuring that birds and KBO’s science stay at the forefront of conservation decision making and action
As we have focused intensely on our core science-driven mission during these unprecedented times, we have missed engaging with you, our community of supporters. As the pandemic hit, we considered how it might be impacting you, and we decided to cancel fundraising events and forgo sending out the regular spring membership appeal. However, as the virus now rages on and we look towards the future, we need your help.
While we are all facing uncertainties, the coming months are bringing exciting new developments to KBO. We have reinvigorated our outreach through our beautifully redesigned website at www.KlamathBird.org and new ventures into Covid-safe community education programming. We are actively planning to continue our world-renowned field program, with safety as our priority, and we will keep our momentum going as we continue to produce and deliver relevant science in support of critical conservation. We are also moving in to a new home. In 2021, we will take up residence at 2425 Siskiyou Boulevard in Ashland, Oregon. We look forward to welcoming you to our new headquarters (when CDC guidelines and Oregon State recommendations allow) where we will be able to host community education classes and other events.
We look forward to having another successful year and to engaging with you in new ways. Giving Tuesday is December 1st, and this year we ask that you help us with our continued efforts to protect birds and the places in nature that they need to survive. Please consider making an end-of-year donation to KBO by clicking here. We need your support as we charge into our future, with an outlook that is, while uncertain for all of us, promising.
John Alexander, Executive Director
Shannon Rio, President, Board of Directors
For a second year, the Rogue Valley Messenger has included Klamath Bird Observatory in their annual Give Guide — a listing of local nonprofits, each of which is doing important work to make the world of southern Oregon a better place. The Give Guide includes basic information about 17 different groups that the Messenger is encouraging our community to learn more about and give to!
KBO has also been invited to the Messenger’s annual Giving Tuesday event tonight (Tuesday, December 3) from 5 to 8 pm, at ScienceWorks in Ashland. As part of a larger national Giving Tuesday trend, this in-person meet, greet, and give event in the only one of its kind in southern Oregon. Come join us and our colleagues from other local non-profits to celebrate in-person the good work we are all doing.
Klamath Bird Observatory will be one of the featured non-profit organizations during the 3rd Annual Giving Tuesday Taste-And-Give Event on November 27 at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland, Oregon. This special giving event brings local non-profits together with our community and provides a fun setting for 1) non-profits to share more about the good things we are all doing here in southern Oregon, and 2) for local community members to donate to your local non-profits.
When: Tuesday November 27, 2018 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum 1500 E. Main St. Ashland, Oregon
Giving Tuesday is a national event to celebrate and support nonprofits. For the past three years, the Rogue Valley Messenger has hosted this interactive evening for residents to meet their local nonprofits. It is sponsored by ScienceWorks, U.S. Cellular, Walkabout Brewing Company, BookAirHop, and Kriselle Cellars. Klamath Bird Observatory will have a table at the event and several of our staff and board members will be in attendance. We are looking forward to engaging with local supporters, new and old!
The Giving Tuesday Taste-And-Give Event has been described as something like speed dating, where community members meet civic leaders and nonprofit workers! The agenda is simple—come sample local brews and wines and nonprofits! Admission is free—but donating time or money to any of the participating non-profit organizations is encouraged. Come support KBO on this day of giving.