Pelicans in Flight at Eagle Ridge
one of the many birding trails in Klamath Basin, Oregon

klamath basin birding trails: pelicans flying in klamath lake at eagle ridge in klamath basin in the fremont winema national forest, located in the valley east of klamath falls between doak mountain and the cascade mountains of oregon. not far from crater lake national park located at the northern boundary of klamath basin, number one for birding in the west.

Evening light on Klamath Lake at Eagle Ridge and Pelicans taking flight

As with all natural features that include water, the earlier the visit in the season the better. Many of the photographs in this site were taken along the lake only two weeks before another visit in early September. By that time the water in this low lying area was gone, leaving behind mudflats and tules. Fortunately, the lake is huge and this area but a small part. We drove along the lake, and took many more photographs for there was still water, certainly birds, and in abundance.

Klamath Basin is the heart of the Pacific Flyway. It sustains over 430 species of resident and migratory birds, including bald eagles, sandhill cranes and pelicans. The southern half of Klamath Lake supports Bald Eagles year round. Howard Bay on Klamath Lake is home to nesting Blue Herons, Pelicans and Snow Geese. Klamath Lake is the largest body of fresh water in Oregon, covering an expanse of 133 square miles.

Easily accessible and quite marvelous birding sites: The Upper and Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuges, Tulelake Wildlife Refuge, Wood River Wetlands on Agency Lake, Howards Bay and Shoalwater Bay - Eagle Ridge on Klamath Lake.

There are more! Check them out: Birding Trails in Klamath Basin and the Pacific Flyway.

Preserve Natural Beauty: wildlife refuges, our national forests and
wilderness areas. Leave NO Trace!

wetlands in klamath basin: lower and upper klamath wildlife refuges, tulelake, wood river wetlands, eagle ridge park in klamath county.

Forward ~ Three American Pelicans flying
above Klamath Lake at Eagle Ridge, one of the
myriad birding trails in Klamath Basin.

Back ~ A pelican taking wing from a rock in the waters of Klamath Lake at Eagle Ridge, birders' paradise.

USFS: Fremont Winema National Forest in Oregon.

Birding in Klamath Basin in the Pacific Flyway: Birding Trails in the wildlife refuges and wetlands, canoeing in Klamath Wildlife Refuges, the Wood River Wetlands and more.

The jewel in Oregon's crown: Crater Lake National Park.

Introduction to the Eagle Ridge pages.

Wildflowers a-bloom along the mountain banks of Klamath Lake at Eagle Ridge, a Klamath County park, one among many in the Klamath Basin birding trails.

Explore Little Known Scenic Places near Crater Lake National Park: Introduction to the Crater Lake pages and Directions, Map and Scenery.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.

eagle ridge on klamath lake in klamath basin not far from crater lake and gathering light ... a retreat: cabins; tree houses in the forest on the river.

Travel on Oregon Hwy 140, from Ashland - Medford, Oregon to Gathering Light ... a retreat: Directions, Map & Scenery: mountain lakes, sky lakes wilderness, lava flows, hiking trails in the Sky Lakes and Mountain Lakes wilderness areas of the Fremont Winema National Forest; Crater Lake National Park nearby, and more.

Directions to and Day Trips in California and Oregon of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places to explore: hiking with and without trails, wildlife refuges, wetlands, mountains, river gorges, wilderness areas and more near Crater Lake National Park and the retreat: Directions Map and Scenery.

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Eagle Ridge, Klamath Basin Birding Trails, in Klamath County Oregon, pictured to the left.