Best in Show

Here is a list of some of the KBO interns’ favorite birds whose glamour, behavior, and plain birdiness stole our hearts. Steller’s jay. Uncommon to some of the crew members that came from the southern hemisphere, this bird was on their bucket list as well as all of the jays Read more…

Moving Forward

I am happy to announce that I am officially bander certified by the North American Banding Council. The test took place in Ashland, OR and was a very rigorous, three-day exam consisting of four parts: a written, practical, specimen, and interview. We were tested on our ability to operate a banding Read more…

KBO on Conservation

I’ve spent some time talking about my experience banding for Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO), but I have not yet explained who are they and what they do. So let me discuss. KBO is a non-profit organization that focuses on the long-term monitoring of landbirds in southern Oregon and northern California. Read more…

A Bag of Surprises

There are only two ways of bird banding: ordinary banding, and banding with passion and nurturing love. I pick the latter. I don’t just band to put a metal ring on a bird’s foot and let it go, I band because I believe in the future of conservation and because Read more…

A Common Cause

I was extremely excited when I met Alexis Diaz, a fellow Peruvian participating in the KBO bird banding internship. I don’t see many Peruvians these days, especially in the sciences working in bird conservation, so I was intrigued by his background and experience. He has not been in the country Read more…