The award winning Mountain Bird Festival celebrates the natural wonders of southern Oregon and northern California. The Mountain Bird Festival is hosted by Klamath Bird Observatory and held in Ashland, Oregon. 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. In the spirit of the Festival's mission -- "citizens and sceince elevating bird conservation" -- every participant helps to advance bird and habitat conservation in multiple ways. They contribute to habitat protection through the purchase of a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (a.k.a. the Duck Stamp), thereby supporting one of the most successful conservation programs in the United States. Festival attendees also purchase a Conservation Science Stamp with proceeds supporting Klamath Bird Observatory’s regional science and education programs aimed at achieving sustainable natural resource management. Additionally, every Festival goer serves as a citizen scientist contributing field trip bird sightings to eBird Northwest, a rapidly growing database that advances our knowledge about birds and their habitats.
The Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, an absolute must-see for birders and naturalists. The 2016 Mountain Bird Festival offers guided bird walks to some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes of the region. Field trips will target highly sought after mountain birds of the Cascade, Siskiyou, and Klamath Mountains, as well as Klamath Basin specialties. Target birds include Mountain Quail, nesting Sandhill Cranes, dancing Western and Clark’s Grebes, Black Terns, Great Gray Owls, Calliope Hummingbirds, White-headed Woodpeckers, and the bird that will be featured on this year’s Conservation Science Stamp, the Olive-sided Flycatcher.
The Mountain Bird Festival has received national awards for becoming one of our nation’s leading conservation events. Please join us for the 2016 Mountain Bird Festival and become part of our efforts to elevate bird conservation.
Photo Credit: White-headed Woodpecker (c) 2015 Livaudais