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Klamath Bird Observatory’s Mountain Bird Conservation Fundraiser

Save the Date –September 23rd! (Registration opens August 18)

To learn more about this International Migratory Bird Day event and to register visit

Our 2017 conservation birding event from 4:30-6:00pm features:

  • New York Times best seller Noah Strycker
  • Unveiling of Klamath Bird Observatory’s 2017 Conservation Science Stamp
  • Science and conservation in the  Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
  • Hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar

This Saturday afternoon event will bring our community together in dialogue focused on birding and bird conservation. Please join us to celebrate a love for birds and birding and to support science-driven conservation.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER NOAH STRYCKER — Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World

In September, 2015, Oregonian Noah Strycker set a new world record by seeing 6,042 bird species in one year. His Big Year bested a British couple breaking their 2008 record by over 1,500 species. Birders around the world followed Noah’s global birding adventure on the Audubon Society’s blog. Now, Noah’s latest book Birding Without Borders chronicles his quest to break the world birding record.

Put your stamp on local and national bird and habitat conservation; all attendees will receive a Conservation Stamp Set including:

  • 2017-18 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation [Duck] Stamp
  • Klamath Bird Observatory’s 2017 Conservation Science Stamp

With additional donations attendees are invited to join us for space-limited conservation birding add-on events:

  • VIP Reception 3:00-4:30pm: Meet featured speaker, Noah Strycker
    • Receive a signed copy of Noah’s Best Seller “The Thing With Feathers”
    • Hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar
  • Exclusive Field Trips on on Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24
    • Birding with Noah Strycker and KBO Executive Director John Alexander
    • Great Grey Owl trip with Harry Fuller
    • Presidential trip with current and former KBO Presidents Shannon Rio and Harry Fuller


  • City of Ashland and Kinsman Foundation
  • Home Adviser, Rogue Valley Audubon Society, Bob Thomas and John & Lori Thomas
  • Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop and Red Fin
  • Buzz Parent

Please consider sponsoring KBO’s Mountain Bird Conservation Fundraiser
Call Jacob McNab at 541-201-0866 or eMail

KBO Banding Demonstration at Rogue Valley Bird Day this Saturday

Spring is here and so are the birds! Join Klamath Bird Observatory biologists at their bird banding demonstration this Saturday—just one of the many family friendly activities of the Rogue Valley Bird Day at Ashland’s North Mountain Park. The City of Ashland Department of Parks and Recreation with many partners will again host the Rogue Valley Bird Day festival May 13. The festival is our local celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. The event will feature expert-guided bird walks, thrilling programs featuring birds of prey by Wildlife Images Education Rehabilitation Center, our bird banding demonstration, and the ever very-popular bird calling contest! Click here for details of activities at the Rogue Valley Bird Day website.

In 2017, International Migratory Bird Day theme is “Helping Them on Their Way”—focusing on the importance of migration stopover as a critical facet of migratory birds’ life cycle. Migration stopover refers to the “rest stops” birds make in their long and uncertain journeys each year. The stopover rest stops are essential for refueling after one leg of the journey and before the next. Participants at more than 700 local celebrations from Argentina to Canada and the Caribbean will learn their home is shared, sometimes briefly, by feathered world travelers.

The 2017 International Migratory Bird Day Stopover Sites poster artwork illustrates 11 long-distance migratory bird species in a various stopover spots of their amazing annual round trips. It serves as a reminder that we all can help them on their way no matter where we are.

Now in its 27th year, International Migratory Bird Day has grown from a one-day event into a framework underpinning hundreds of projects and programs year-round. It is coordinated by Environment for the Americas, which provides bilingual educational materials and information about birds and bird conservation throughout the Americas. Their programs inspire children and adults to get outdoors, learn about birds, and take part in their conservation.

Click here for more information about the Rogue Valley Bird Day.

Click here for more information about International Migratory Bird Day and Environment of the Americas.