Lower Klamath Basin

Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601

Lower Klamath Basin

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Klamath Basin, which straddles the Oregon/California border, is one of the most important staging areas in North America for migrant waterfowl. These birds, in turn, attract large numbers of wintering Bald Eagles and other raptors. The flooded fields and shallow marshes harbor migrant shorebirds in the spring, with typical high-desert species staying to nest. The parks in the city of Klamath Falls, adjacent to Upper Klamath Lake, are great places to see migrant and nesting forest species, as well as gulls and waterfowl.

Specialty birds in these areas include: Greater White-fronted, Snow, and Ross’s Geese; Tundra Swan; Western, Clark’s, and Eared Grebes; American White Pelican; American Bittern; Snowy Egret; Whitefaced Ibis; Bald Eagle; Rough-legged Hawk; Sandhill Crane; Bonaparte’s, Ring-billed, and California Gulls; Forster’s and Black Terns; Lewis’s Woodpecker; Lapland Longspur; Snow Bunting and Tricolored and Yellow-headed Blackbirds."

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Trail Information

Klamath Falls
Nearby City
Best: October - December and February - April for waterfowl; April - July for migrant and nesting shorebirds, marsh species, and songbirds; winter for raptors
Best Times
4,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
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