Mission: Study and protection of wild bird communities
Programs: Rearch and monitoring - conducts long-term monitoring and applied and theoretical research projects that use birds as ecological indicators. Birds tell us about the functioning of the environment as a whole, and this has important consequences for birds, other wildlife, and human communities.
education, informatics, science development, conservation - develop and deliver scientific results and bird conservation messages to decision makers in support of sustainable natural resource management and ecosystem conservation. Provide technical and human resources for effective data input, management, discovery, access, and analysis. Maintain and expand collaborations to provide capacity for meeting our mission and maximizing the effectiveness of our work and conservation outcomes. Through internships and workshops, provide technical skill development in the areas of bird monitoring and research methodologies, science delivery, and science education. Provide unique and diverse community learning opportunities that foster an appreciation for birds and an interest in science-based bird and habitat conservation. Integrate needs for science and outdoor education by delivering curriculum and supporting programming.
Professional with expertise in this field
I worked with the Klamath Bird Observatory (John Alexander) prior to the official development of KBO. I have donated money at the fundraisers and am always so pleased with the people behind KBO and their efforts. As a Wildlife Biologist for the BLM I have used their publications in analyzing for certain activities and what the implications on birds may be (the science that supports it). John Alexander and his superb staff are always a pleasure to work with, open to partnerships, protect birds and their habitats through monitoring, research, and education/outreach. and