~Our Mission~

To advocate for birds of the Klamath Basin in all matters through:

  • Public education and awareness

  • Promotion of events and fundraisers

  • Activism on issues impacting birds

  • Support good work by publicizing and promoting

  • Provide constructive feedback to the refuges

  • Collaborate and find common ground with non-birding groups and entities

 

Public education and awareness actions-

Post educational material on the website. Recruit bloggers to share fun facts, birding experiences, etc. Work with local groups to hold fun educational events.

Promotion of events and fundraisers actions-

Community birding calendar, including events sponsored and presented by relevant groups such as: Klamath Bird Observatory, Wing Watchers, KB Audubon, Badger Run Rehab, etc. Share and publicize these events to promote participation and attendance.

Activism on issues impacting birds actions-

Identify issues that impact birds in the Klamath Basin. Organize activities to enact or change laws and policies as needed, such as letter-writing campaigns, petitions, op-eds, letters to the editor, and other positive, creative efforts to promote change.

Wilson's Warbler with Caterpillar
Wilson's Warbler with Caterpillar

Photo by Loree Johnson

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Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

Photo by Howard West

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Rushing Clark's Grebes
Rushing Clark's Grebes

Photo by Loree Johnson

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Wilson's Warbler with Caterpillar
Wilson's Warbler with Caterpillar

Photo by Loree Johnson

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Hover your mouse over the photos to see the bird names and photographer credit. Click any photo to view the slide show at your leisure.

Supporting good work by publicizing and promoting actions-

Put out calls when volunteers are needed for events and projects. Keep a list of good causes in progress to share with people who want to know how they can help with donations or volunteering.

Providing constructive feedback to the refuges actions-

Share positive experiences from other wildlife refuges and the ideas that made them possible, such as signage, handouts, etc. Gather experiences from visitors in other places who have visited here to find out what would create a better visitor experience for them.

Collaboration and finding common ground with non-birding groups and entities-

Birders have a lot of common ground with others in doing good things for the birds. An example is the California Waterfowl Association's effort to secure permanent water rights for the refuges. We should work together with others, including hunters, agriculture and Native American Tribes whenever appropriate for the good of the birds.

Grew Blue Heron with nesting materials
Grew Blue Heron with nesting materials

Photo by Mary Williams Hyde

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Pelican action at Putnam's Point
Pelican action at Putnam's Point

Photo by Mary Williams Hyde

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Townsends Solitaire-Klamath Basin
Townsends Solitaire-Klamath Basin

Photo by Barbara Scoles

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Grew Blue Heron with nesting materials
Grew Blue Heron with nesting materials

Photo by Mary Williams Hyde

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