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World Migratory Bird Day: Achieving bird conservation priorities

While we miss being in the field with all of our partners, this year KBO is honoring our long-standing WMBD connections in this new virtual way. Here, our staff share highlights from our work to meet Partners in Flight and North American Bird Conservation Initiative conservation priorities. Please, have a safe and healthy World Migratory Bird Day.

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The fall has arrived and with it the southbound migration of many of our beautiful birds.  As they journey to their wintering grounds we transition our attention from field to office; this is the time of year for review.  As we reflect on the passage of our birds and interns, we look to their future as well.  Our seasonal employees and interns scatter to new projects, new prospects, and vast distances to further the advancement, not only of themselves, but of the future of our natural world.  With this parting the natural world around us becomes quieter; the birdsong of the spring and summer beginning a decrescendo.  This modulation brings responsibility.  A duty to safeguard the return of our birds, to ensure the robustness of our programs, to protect and scrutinize our data, and to deliver our science to ensure the decisions being made are informed and sustainable.

We continue to develop and enrich our research with programs in long-term monitoring and applied ecology in the ruggedly beautiful Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion and beyond.  Though many of the birds we study summer and breed in our region, they winter in Mexico and Central America.  We need to ensure these birds are not only protected here, but on their wintering grounds as well.  To protect their full life-cycle we continue to invest in international interns each year.  These interns, and the network of international migratory caretakers they create, are part of our legacy.  Our relationship with these caretakers is further nurtured as we maintain our crucial partnerships abroad.

When you contribute to KBO, you also become a caretaker.  Your private dollars contribute to the science and outreach programs which support our migratory birds both here and abroad.

You, our loyal members and donors, play a vital part in this change of seasons too; a role in the responsibility as stewards of our natural world.  We look to you to contribute at this significant time of transition as the year winds to an end.  For with this ending comes a bright beginning as we prepare for the year to come.  In the coming year our programs, our science and our organization need your generosity.  Your donation is crucial in helping the Klamath Bird Observatory advance bird and habitat conservation.  We hope you will answer this call as we ask you to build on your role this year as caretakers of our shared birds; we are eternally thankful for it..

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With much gratitude,

Marcella Rose Sciotto                                                                 Shannon Rio

Assistant Director                                                                       Board President

Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network to Host Oak Woodland Restoration Field Day

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*** PRESS RELEASE — For Immediate Release ***

On June 27, 2015 the Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) will host an Oak Woodland Restoration Field Day, designed to provide an opportunity for landowners and land managers to learn about oak restoration on their lands. This half-day event will be held at several properties in the Colestin Valley between Ashland and Yreka, where a large-scale private lands oak conservation partnership program has been underway for the past decade. A series of presentations by restoration professionals, agency managers, wildlife biologists, and private landowners will highlight current oak restoration and management approaches, the habitat value of oaks for birds and other native wildlife, and how landowners can access technical resources and funding for restoration.

The KSON partnership conserves oak habitats on private and public lands in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California. KSON partners include non-governmental organizations, local state and federal agencies, Native American tribes, and private citizens. The Oak Woodland Restoration Field Day represents an important part of KSON’S goal to promote oak conservation and restoration by providing opportunities for practitioners and community members to engage on issues affecting threatened oak habitats. KSON members from Lomakatsi Restoration Project, Klamath Bird Observatory, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resource Conservation Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and US Forest Service will be present to offer their unique perspectives on oak restoration. This event will be an excellent opportunity for landowners and managers to meet others who share an interest in habitat conservation and restoration of oak savannas and woodlands, and to discuss the best ways to preserve these precious natural resources into the future.

The Field Day is free, but space is limited and registration is required. This event is planned for 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, and participants will need to provide their own lunch. For more information, including registration and carpool information from Ashland or Yreka, or for more information about KSON, please contact KSON Coordinator Kate Halstead at 541-201-0866 ext 7#, or at keh@klamathbird.org.

INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kate Halstead, Biologist & KSON Coordinator
Klamath Bird Observatory
keh@klamathbird.org
541-201-0866, ext 7#

Click here to view pdf of this press release.

Click here to view event flyer.

Click here to download print quality image of Acorn Woodpecker (c) 2015 Jim Livaudais.

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