The Klamath Basin is rated #1
in the West on Sunset Magazine’s
list of Fantastic Five Birding destinations!
The Klamath Basin is renowned for its wide diversity and abundance of bird life
due to its diverse habitats including marshes, open water, coniferous forest,
Juniper woodlands, oak-chaparral, sagebrush-grasslands, grassy meadow and rocky
The Klamath Basin is a bird lovers paradise as over 350 species of birds call
this major Pacific Flyway layover home!
The Klamath Basin is also a great place for humans needing relief from the
hustle and bustle of big city living. We call it a refuge..for more than just
Fall: August and September are peak months for viewing Pelicans, Egrets, Herons, and
Grebes. An estimated one to two million ducks and geese migrate through the
Basin each October and November.
Winter: From November through February over 500 Bald Eagles - the largest concentration
in lower 48 states - winter near Bear Valley Roost in the Klamath Basin.
Spring: March to May brings shorebirds and waterfowl migrating north to Alaska and
Canada. Thousands return to nest in Klamath Marshes.
Summer: Brood-rearing by 200,000 ducks, geese, herons, egrets and grebes can be seen
from May to August.
Click here and here for complete information on Birding in the Klamath Basin and directions to 47
great places to see birds in their natural habitat. Includes information on
birding checklists, locations of blinds and the best time of year to see the
different kinds of birds.Click Here for more information on birding in the lower Klamath Basin