Oroville

Oroville, California

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The Oroville Dam lies just 5 miles upstream from the city of Oroville, and at 770 feet is the highest dam in the United States, slightly higher than Hoover Dam. The forebay and afterbay are part of the electrical generation system. Feather River is one of the major tributaries of the Sacramento River. Specialty birds: Resident—Golden Eagle, Western Bluebird, Phainopepla, Lesser Goldfinch. Summer—Black-chinned Hummingbird, Western Kingbird. Winter—Western and Clark’s Grebes; Osprey; Bald Eagle; Ferruginous Hawk; Prairie Falcon; Mew, Glaucous-winged, and Thayer’s Gulls; Say’s Phoebe. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

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"The Oroville Dam lies just 5 miles upstream from the city of Oroville, and at 770 feet is the highest dam in the United States, slightly higher than Hoover Dam. The forebay and afterbay are part of the electrical generation system. Feather River is one of the major tributaries of the Sacramento River. Specialty birds: Resident—Golden Eagle, Western Bluebird, Phainopepla, Lesser Goldfinch. Summer—Black-chinned Hummingbird, Western Kingbird. Winter—Western and Clark’s Grebes; Osprey; Bald Eagle; Ferruginous Hawk; Prairie Falcon; Mew, Glaucous-winged, and Thayer’s Gulls; Say’s Phoebe. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Oroville
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best November through March.
Local Contacts: Lake Oroville State Recreation Area.
Local Maps: DeLorme Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer.
Driving Directions: Directions to Oroville

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May 2018