THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING the Mountian Bird festival
Great Gray Owl Sponsors ($5,000)
Festival Registrants receive a Klamath Bird Observatory's Conservation Science Stamp and Federal "Duck" Stamp, representing each participant's contribution to local and national bird and habitat conservation. Local artist Gary Bloomfield illustrated this 2015 Conservation Sceince Stamp. Stay tuned for the 2016 Conservation Stamp!
The award winning Mountain Bird Festival celebrates the natural wonders of southern Oregon and northern California. The 2016 Mountain Bird Festival will be held in Ashland, Oregon from May 20, 21, and 22. Registration for the Festival will be available on the Klamath Bird Observatory website at www.klamathbird.org. The Mountain Bird Festival offers guided bird walks, a keynote presentation, fine art galleries, local wine, microbrew and food vendors, and a feel-good community atmosphere.
During three beautiful, sunny days in late May, Klamath Bird Observatory hosted our second annual Mountain Bird Festival in Ashland, Oregon. The Festival is a community conservation event designed to raise funds for bird conservation while celebrating the role citizens play in conservation as well as the glory of the birds and wildlife of southern Oregon and northern California. The Festival offered 31 field trips that explored portions of the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains, as well as the Klamath Basin, Shasta Valley, the Klamath River, the Rogue watershed, and birding hotspots in and around Ashland and Medford.
In 2015 Mountain Bird Festival attendees spent an estimated $65,000 on lodging, travel, food, entertainment, and other incidentals during their trip to the Festival, offering economic benefits for the local communities in and around Ashland.
The Festival will attract around 200 attendees, most coming from out of town. When not on a bird tour or at ScienceWorks, attendees will be encouraged to enjoy all that Ashland has to offer. Many attendees come with family members who will not go on birding tours; instead they too will be dining, shopping, wine tasting, and play-going.
Supporting this unique conservation event isn’t just good for business it’s good for the land we call home. Every sponsor of the Festival will act as a significant steward of the science that drives bird conservation in the ruggedly beautiful Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion that is our backyard.