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Mary Williams Hyde, 724 Main, #208, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601
 Stellar Jay, White-fronted Geese by Dave Menke, USFWS. Geese and White Pelican by Terri Dippel,
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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 cliffs.

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 birds!

Seasonal Highlights

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
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