- Click here for an account of the celebration, written by John Odell.
- Click here for information on Harry Fuller’s bird guide services and book, “Freeway Birding”.
- Click here for Harry Fuller’s blog on birding Oregon and California.
***SOLD OUT*** MARCH TALK AND WALK: Hawk and Waterfowl Identification with Dick Ashford
APRIL TALK AND WALK: Spring Migrants and Early Arrivals of Southern Oregon
MAY TALK AND WALK: Attracting Hummingbirds to your Garden
2015 Mountain Bird Festival: Citizens and Science Elevating Bird Conservation
The 2014 Mountain Bird Festival was a huge success. All attendees served as bird conservationists by helping raise over $10,000 in support of local and national conservation efforts and the science that drives that conservation. Participants flocked from all over the U.S. to bird the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California. 171 bird species were seen by festival participants, including mountain and pacific northwest specialties such as White-headed Woodpecker, Spotted Owl, Calliope Hummingbird, Mountain Bluebird, and of course, the Great Gray Owl. Additionally, over 90 species of wildflowers were seen in bloom, as well as 21 species of dragonflies and damselflies seen zipping through the region’s diverse habitats. All data from field trips were entered into eBird Northwest, which contributes to our understanding of bird distribution and habitat use. All festival attendees purchased a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (a.k.a. the Duck Stamp) with their registration, contributing to wetland restoration and conservation throughout the United States; attendees also purchased a Conservation Science Stamp, supporting Klamath Bird Observatory‘s worldwide efforts to advance bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships.
The 2015 Mountain Bird Festival will offer guided bird walks, fine art galleries, local wine, microbrew, and food vendors, and a feel-good community atmosphere. This year’s keynote speaker will be Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s International eBird project leader, Brian Sullivan. Brian will show us how eBird and its state of the art technologies are revolutionizing birding, making this popular recreation a powerful conservation science activity.
Festival registration includes half-day or full-day field trips offered on both Saturday and Sunday.
Festival goers will have the opportunity to enjoy all that is offered by the town of Ashland, Oregon. See a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, stroll through town to visit a variety of shops and galleries, get a massage, or enjoy a meal at one of Ashland’s many restaurants that feature local foods. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Mountain Bird Festival.
- Click here for registration, now available on our website.
- Click here for the festival flyer.
- Click here for a list of field trips.
The Klamath Bird Observatory is grateful for your support and dedication. Don’t forget to tell your friends about this great opportunity to see wonderful birds and contribute to their conservation while at it!
- ***SOLD OUT*** Great Gray Owl Talk and Walk led by Harry Fuller (KBO Board President): February 4th and 7th
- ***NEW EVENT ADDED*** Great Gray Owl Talk and Walk led by Harry Fuller (KBO Board President): TALK – Wednesday, February 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and WALK – Saturday, February 21th
- ***SOLD OUT*** Hawk and Waterfowl Identification Talk and Walk led by Dick Ashford (KBO Board Emeritus): TALK – Wednesday, March 4th, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. and WALK – Saturday, March 7th, 8am til 5:00 p.m.-ish, Klamath Wildlife Refuge,
Community EventsHere are some additional talks given by KBO Board Members at North Mountain Park Nature Center! To register call the nature center at 541-488-6606 or register online at www.ashland.or.us/register. Winter Birds and Spring Arrivals – Perfect timing! Beat the winter blues with a reminder that spring migration is just around the corner! Presentation and field trip led by KBO Board President Harry Fuller.
- Thursday, February 26th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Ave, Ashland, OR 97520
- Saturday, February 28th Field trip time and location TBD.
- Wednesday, March 18th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 16th presentation from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 18th field trip from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
- Thursday, April 9th at 5:30 p.m.
The 2014 Early Winter Newsletter has hit the shelves! The Klamath Bird Observatory staff and field biologists work hard throughout the summer months collecting data for KBO’s conservation science projects. This unique newsletter has the best of both worlds: scientific perspectives combined with thoughtful, personal reflections on the field season.
- Click here to view the entire 2014 Early Winter edition of the Klamath Bird Newsletter.
- Click here to read an extended version this newsletter’s Note from the Executive Director, in which John Alexander celebrates Klamath Bird Observatory’s Natural History and Field Biology based foundation.
Ashland was the only count circle in Oregon to observe a Great gray Owl. Want to add the great gray ghost of the north and other mountain specialties to your year list? Registration for the 2015 Mountain Bird festival goes live on the Klamath Bird Observatory website February 6th! Click here for the 2015 Mountain Bird Festival Flyer. Hope to see you there!
Talks and WalksJoin KBO Board Members at the office and out in the field the first Wednesday and Saturday of January, February, and March to experience the best of winter birdwatching in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion!
***SOLD OUT*** Great Gray Owl Talk and WalkWant to see the Great Gray in action? Check out this upcoming “Talk and Walk”, the first of a new community education series hosted by the Klamath Bird Observatory! Talk: Wed, February 4, 2015, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, KBO Headquarters: 320 Beach St, Ashland, OR 97520 Walk: February 7th all day field trip, times and location to be announced. This Talk and Walk session is limited to 14 participants and costs $25.00 with proceeds supporting KBO’s science and education programs. To reserve your space, please contact KBO Board Member Shannon Rio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***SOLD OUT*** Hawk and Waterfowl Identification Talks and Walks
Talk: Wednesday, January 7th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at KBO’s Headquarters: 320 Beach St, Ashland, OR 97520.
Walk: Saturday, January 10th, 8am til 5:00 p.m.-ish, Klamath Wildlife RefugeTalk: Wednesday, March 4th, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at KBO’s Headquarters, 320 Beach St, Ashland, OR 97520
Community EventsIn addition to the Talk and Walk series, KBO Board President Harry Fuller will be leading these exciting community outreach events!
Great Gray OwlsKBO Board President Harry Fuller will be giving a presentation on Great Gray Owl ecology, nesting habits in Oregon and California, and threats to this charismatic great, gray ghost of the north– a true specialty in the Pacific Northwest. Thursday, January 8th, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. at Klamath Basin Audubon: Student Union, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.
Winter Birds and Spring ArrivalsPerfect timing! Beat the winter blues with a reminder that spring migration is just around the corner! Presentation and field trip led by KBO Board President Harry Fuller, please sign up through Ashland Parks and Recreation. Thursday, February 26th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Ave, Ashland, OR 97520 Saturday, February 28th Field trip time and location TBD.