Conservation Science Projects

Range-wide Oregon Vesper Sparrow Project

Oregon Vesper Sparrow (c) Livaudais  cropped
Vesper Sparrow (c) Jim Livaudais

Vesper Sparrows (Pooecetes gramineus) are found throughout the northern half of North America and Canada. In the Pacific Northwest breeding populations of Oregon Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus affinis), one of four subspecies, historically spanned from

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Waterbird Conservation Projects

black tern (72ppi 4x)Black Terns
From 1997 to 2010, KBO implemented a Black Tern monitoring project in the Upper Klamath Basin of southern Oregon. The study has helped us understand local population distribution and trends for this emergent wetland obligate that is endangered, threatened, or of conservation concern in

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KBO Science in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Cascade Siskiyou National Monument Low Res GIF 1Two decades of Klamath Bird Observatory science have informed the establishment, management, and expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Since before its designation we have been conducting research and monitoring in the Monument area; our studies have included: 
 
• Pre-monument breeding bird inventories
• Investigating the effects of livestock utilization on birds and habitats
• Measuring bird population demographics
• Evaluating opportunities for monument expansion.

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Rivers and Riparian - Restoration Projects

ellie allison (72ppi 4x)

Riparian (streamside) vegetation provides habitat for breeding, migrating, and overwintering birds, and is also critical to the quality of the in-stream habitat on which salmon fisheries and other aquatic species depend. In the western United States, riparian zones make up less than 0.5% of the total land

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Hummingbird Conservation Projects

Western Hummingbird Partnership

Rufous Hummingbird (c) Jim Livaudais cropped (72ppi 4x)KBO is an active participant in the Western Hummingbird Partnership. The mission of the Partnership is to maintain thriving populations of hummingbirds in western North America through habitat restoration and enhancement, population monitoring, research, and education and outreach projects.

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Oak Habitat Conservation Projects

Central Umpqua Mid-Klamath Oak Habitat Conservation Project

KBO has been collaborating with a diverse group of partners through the Central Umpqua Mid-Klamath Oak Habitat Conservation Project, a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funded Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative, in order to better understand bird-habitat relationships and the response of birds to restoration in oak woodlands.

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