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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.

Only a Few Spots Left!

Rogue River (c) Frank Lospalluto

There are only 3 spots left for the Talk and Walk led by Amanda Alford at the Rogue River Preserve. Help us celebrate Earth Day all weekend long, the walk is on Sunday, April 24th, 9 am – 11 am. Amanda is a KBO board member and a lover of all things bird and is excited to share. The preserve is owned and managed by the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy. Its 352 acres include several distinct habitats that support remarkable biodiversity, including at least 32 rare, declining, and uncommon plant and animal species. There isn’t a better way to celebrate Mother Earth.

Check out eBird NW to see what has been spotted at the Rogue River Preserve and what you might see.


Click here to reserve your spot.   FULL

Amanda Alford

Amanda Alford fell in love with birds for the first time at the Klamath Bird Observatory’s Mountain Bird Festival in 2016. She has been hooked on all things bird ever since! She is supported in her obsession by her husband Greg and children Chance and Salome, who have all come to love the flocks that frequent their feeders in southern Ashland. Her birding is often interrupted by her day job as a physician anesthesiologist with Anesthesia Associates of Medford. She was drawn to the science-driven mission of the Klamath Bird Observatory, believing in the power of good science to change the world in all the right ways. She hopes her involvement will help protect KBO’s important work for generations to come.

Learn more about KBO’s board members.