Modoc Plateau

Alturas, California

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
The Modoc Plateau is California’s “big sky” country, a land of wide open spaces, vistas, and mountains. Dominant plants are sagebrush, juniper, and ponderosa pine. The dry sagebrush flats are interspersed with marshes and spring-fed rivers. It is a different kind of country, and considered part of the Great Basin. Specialty birds: Resident—Bald and Golden Eagles; Prairie Falcon; Black-backed Woodpecker; Black-billed Magpie; Mountain Chickadee; Cassin’s Finch. Summer—Western and Clark’s Grebes; Cinnamon Teal; Sandhill Crane; Black Tern; Gray Flycatcher; Cassin’s Vireo; Juniper Titmouse; Mountain Bluebird; Sage Thrasher; Brewer’s Sparrow; Yellowheaded Blackbird; Bullock’s Oriole.

Modoc Plateau Professional Review and Guide

"The Modoc Plateau is California’s “big sky” country, a land of wide open spaces, vistas, and mountains. Dominant plants are sagebrush, juniper, and ponderosa pine. The dry sagebrush flats are interspersed with marshes and spring-fed rivers. It is a different kind of country, and considered part of the Great Basin.

Specialty birds: Resident—Bald and Golden Eagles; Prairie Falcon; Black-backed Woodpecker; Black-billed Magpie; Mountain Chickadee; Cassin’s Finch. Summer—Western and Clark’s Grebes; Cinnamon Teal; Sandhill Crane; Black Tern; Gray Flycatcher; Cassin’s Vireo; Juniper Titmouse; Mountain Bluebird; Sage Thrasher; Brewer’s Sparrow; Yellowheaded Blackbird; Bullock’s Oriole."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Alturas
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best May through July; after mid-July, for higher elevations.
Local Contacts: Modoc National Wildlife Refuge; Devils Garden Ranger District,
Local Maps: DeLorme Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer.
Driving Directions: Directions to Modoc Plateau

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018