Vesper-Sparrow-volunteer-monitoring

Vesper Sparrows at Vesper Meadow: community-powered monitoring 

volunteer-bird-monitoring-KBO-Vesper-Meadow


Call for volunteers! Participate in weekly Vesper Sparrow monitoring efforts from last week in April through the first week in July. All experience levels welcome, come to as many sessions as you are able. 

The scenic Vesper Meadow Restoration Preserve, located just 30 minutes from downtown Ashland, is home to the highest elevation population of the OR Vesper Sparrow - creating a unique research opportunity as part of a range-wide Oregon / Washington research collaboration. These community-powered surveys will involved re-sighting color banded OR Vesper Sparrows from 2018, and moderate to challenging walking through wet meadow and forest-edge habitat. 

The Klamath Bird Observatory and Vesper Meadow Education Program are teaming up to study the imperiled Oregon Vesper Sparrow at the Vesper Meadow Restoration Preserve. Estimated to be down to 2,000-3,000 individuals, and declining by 5% per year, it is one of North America's most imperiled birds.  

Vesper Sparrow survey dates - carpool from the KBO office in Ashland leaves at 7am and returns by 1pm

Thursday in May: 9th

Fridays in May: 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st, 

Fridays in June: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 

Wednesday July 3rd

Questions, or to get involved email jeanine@vespermeadow.org