Looking for a new place to bird during fall migration? Klamath Bird Observatory and The Selberg Institute are continuing a yearlong citizen science project on the beautiful Sampson Creek Preserve just east of Ashland and, are looking for volunteers to help monitor during fall migration. This project offers something for all birders and outdoor enthusiasts.
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KBO Birding Adventure and Fundraiser led by Harry Fuller
September 12, 13, 14, 2017 with a pre-trip slide show September 11th, Monday 6:30 – 8:00pm
Our first stop will be the Summer Lake Wildlife Area where we will spend our first night on the way to Malheur Field Station. The next two nights will be spent at the Field Station. Accommodations will be a shared room at Summer Lake Lodge, and at Malheur Field Station a dorm-like setting. Cost of the trip includes lodging, a dinner at the famous Diamond Hotel, two breakfasts at the field station and a light breakfast at Summer Lake, gas for the vehicles, either bird netting or some educational experience with Duncan Evered (co-director of Malheur Field Station), a tax deductible donation to KBO in the amount of $375, leadership of Harry Fuller as our bird guide expert, and the glorious exposure to the landscape of eastern Oregon.
Not included: You will need to bring your lunches, snack foods, liquids, and alcoholic beverages. The first night will be a communal potluck.
Cost of the trip is $565.00 which includes the tax deductible donation of $375. To sign up, contact Shannon Rio at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 541-840-4655. She will confirm that your space is secured. Number of participants will be limited to 16 total for safety of travel and satisfaction at seeing the birds and sharing the experience.
Wild Birds Unlimited and Klamath Bird Observatory will present a Birding By Ear workshop Wednesday June 14, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Birding by ear is an essential tool for detecting more birds in the field, and your birding experiences will be greatly enhanced as you improve your birding-by-ear skills. In this workshop, John Alexander will teach bird songs and calls using sound recordings, mnemonic devices, sonograms, and drawing. The workshop integrates lecture, images, guided listening, and participation. We will focus on breeding songbirds of the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion, comparing sound-alike species of riparian, fir, pine, and oak habitats.
Space is limited to 20 participants – visit the Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Medford Center, or call 541-772-2107 to reserve a spot.
John is the co-founder and Executive Director of Klamath Bird Observatory and has been working to integrate bird conservation with natural resource management in the Pacific Northwest since 1992. He is focused on applying bird conservation science as a tool for advancing ecosystem conservation regionally, nationally, and internationally. His expertise includes participatory action research; ecological monitoring and research using standard bird and habitat sampling techniques; the use of scientific results for overcoming land stewardship challenges; and the development of applied science tools and teaching materials for natural resource management professionals, community members, and students of all ages.
The talk will feature 4 short DVD’s (photography and music) that each highlight the birds and landscape of the Klamath Wildlife Basin Refuges through the four seasons of the year. A fifth DVD will be added to show the powerful beauty of the Great Gray Owl. Guidelines for photographing birds and other wildlife will be presented along with the ethics of bird photography. Mel Clements will discuss how to get the best photos and disturb the birds the least.
Talk on February 16th Thursday 6:30-8pm
Walk on February 18th Saturday 7:30am – dark
Contact Shannon Rio at email@example.com to sign up. Class size is limited. $30 for class and outing. $15 to come to the talk only.
The cover article of Wednesday May 27th’s edition of the Ashland Daily Tidings featured the 2015 Mountain Bird Festival.
The article by John Darling highlights the economic benefits of birding. Bird enthusiasts generate billions of dollars of economic activity each year — The 2014 Mountain Bird Festival generated an estimated $70,000 of economic activity, benefiting local businesses in our region.
The article covers additional details about the Festival and Klamath Bird Observatory and also includes beautiful photographs by Jim Livaudais. Click here to read the article.
RAPTOR ID IN THE KLAMATH BASIN TALK: Dick Ashford, local raptor expert and longtime KBO board member, will share his enthusiasm and knowledge about raptor ID during this informative class session. January 5th Thursday 6:30-8:00PM WALK: Start the brand new year off right with an all-day raptor viewing outing to the picturesque Klamath Basin! January 7th Saturday 8:00AM-6:00PM
WATERFOWL ID IN THE KLAMATH BASIN TALK: March is that time of year when things are just “ducky”. Want to learn how to ID them? Join longtime KBO board member Dick Ashford for a fun talk on ducks, geese, and other waterfowl! March 2nd Thursday 6:30-8:00PM WALK: We will get a chance to test our classroom knowledge in the field. Dick will plan a route that will give us our best chance of seeing the varied birdlife for which the Klamath Basin is famous – and we’ll have lots of fun doing it! Depending on water levels and weather conditions, there may be excellent opportunities for viewing thousands of migratory waterfowl. March 4th Saturday 8:00AM 6:00PM
Cost: $25 for each talk and outing (or $50 makes you a member of KBO). Space is limited. Will schedule an extra outing day if needed. Contact – ShannonRio@aol.com with questions or to hold your spot.
Fall Birds of Malheur – September 16th – 19th 2016
A limited number of slots are available for our upcoming Fall Birds of Malheur Trip led by Professional Bird Guide Harry Fuller and KBO Board President Shannon Rio.
This trip takes you through the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge located in eastern Oregon. The Malheur Refuge was created over a century ago by President Theodore Roosevelt and boasts some of the best birding in Oregon. The area provides important breeding grounds for Sandhill Crane, Swainson’s and Ferruginous Hawk, and Prairie Falcon, and participants should also see Bobolinks, Sage Sparrows, and Eastern Kingbirds, among dozens of other bird species. Some 280 animal species that have been recorded at the Refuge.
The trip costs $600.00 and includes lodging, a bird presentation, three dinners, three breakfasts, and a $300 tax-deductible donation to the Klamath Bird Observatory. Transportation will be a carpool with the participants sharing the cost of gas. To register for your spot on this special outing please fill out the information requested on the registration sheet provided.
If you wish to register at a later date please email or call firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 201-0866 ext. 4#.
This is truly a trip of a lifetime, register today to secure your spot!
Interested in learning more about the diverse birds of the Klamath-Siskiyou region this fall? Klamath Bird Observatory Board Members and friends are offering lectures and classes on topics ranging from birds and climate change to attracting and feeding birds in your yard.Don’t forget to mark your calendars for a lecture or sign up for a class.
CANARY IN THE COAL MINE, BIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
- Thursday October 15th from 5:30-6:30 at the SOU, Hannon Library
- Free lecture given by Harry Fuller
The following classes are taught at North Mountain Park in Ashland and sign ups are through www.AshlandParksandRec.org:EXPLORING MINDFUL BIRDING
- Wednesday September 16th 6:30-8pm with Saturday 19th 8:30-10am field trip
- Taught by Shannon Rio and Kate McKenzie
- Tuesdays October 6, 13, 20 from 7-8:30pm
- $25 for the series
- Taught by Dick Ashford
- Wednesday October 14th 6:30-8pm
- Taught by Shannon Rio
- Wednesday October 21st from 6:30-8pm
- Taught by Shannon Rio
- Tuesday November 10 from 6:30-8pm
- Taught by Vince Zauskey