Eagle Ridge Wetlands:
Klamath Basin Birding Trails in Oregon

egrets in the wetlands in klamath lake at eagle ridge in klamath basin, located in the valley east of klamath falls, oregon, between doak mountain and the cascade mountains of oregon. not far from crater lake national park northern boundary to klamath basin, number one for birding in the west.

It's September on Klamath Lake and the Egrets,
Pelicans, Herons and Grebes come visiting

The wetlands at Shoalwater Bay are bordered by a forest of Ponderosa Pine on the east, and uplands. The Mountain Lake Wilderness Crater can be viewed from the southern edge of the marsh. The Cascades form a natural boundary to the west.

Birds to look for include Ring-necked Ducks, Cinnamon Teals, Bald Eagles, Rough-legged Hawks, Black Terns, White-headed Woodpeckers, Great Gray Owls, Lewis's Woodpeckers, Pigmy Nuthatches, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Western Tanagers, Mountain Bluebirds, Mountain Chickadees. Several warbler species are seasonally common in the willow and cottonwood trees along the lake shoreline.

Regarding the seasonal apprearances of Birds and Waterfowl:
Summer in Klamath Basin

Broodrearing from May to August: Ducks, Geese, Grebes, Herons and Egrets.

Autumn in Klamath Basin

The height of the season for viewing Pelicans, Egrets, Grebes and Herons begins in August and continues through September.

It is estimated one to two million ducks and geese migrate through Klamath Basin during October and November.

Spring in Klamath Basin

Shorebirds and Waterfowl stop off on their annual migrations to Alaska and Canada from March to May. Thousands return to nest in Klamath Basin.

Winter in Klamath Basin

The largest population of Bald Eagles winter in Klamath Basin from November through February.

Klamath Basin in the Pacific Flyway, a birder's paradise

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! Be sure to check out fire conditions at the Ranger Station before
traveling, hiking or camping in the forest.

wetlands in klamath basin: lower and upper klamath wildlife refuges, tulelake, wood river wetlands, eagle ridge park in klamath county, oregon, not far from crater lake, oregon's premier national park.

Forward ~ Mt McLoughlin in the Cascade Mountains towering above Klamath Lake and the wetlands.

Back ~ The wetlands at Eagle Ridge, one of the many birding trails in Klamath Basin, Oregon.

USFS: Fremont Winema National Forest in Oregon.

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

Introduction to the Eagle Ridge pages.

The otter in the photo to the left was photographed in Klamath Lake at Eagle Ridge, one of the many birding trails in Klamath Basin, Oregon.

Birding in Klamath Basin in the Pacific Flyway: Birders' Trails in wildlife refuges and wetlands in Klamath Wildlife Refuges and the Wood River Wetlands.

Explore little known Scenic Places near Crater Lake National Park: hiking with and without trails, wetlands, national wildlife refuges, mountains, wilderness areas, river gorges and more. 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.

stay in the cabins in the forest at Gathering Light retreat in southern oregon near crater lake national park; experience volcanoes, geology, hiking trails, birding trails, oregon geology, fremont winema national forest, national wildlife refuges and wetlands in klamath basin in the pacific flyway of oregon: eagle ridge birding trail, a klamath county park on shoalwater bay in klamath lake, nestled in the cascade mountains on the western slopes of doak mountain.

Travel on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, 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.

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

Little known Scenic Places: hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, canoeing, birding trails, wetlands, national wildlife refuges, and more near to the retreat and Crater Lake National Park: Directions, Map and Scenery.

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The path at Wood River Wetlands, (pictured above) one of the myriad birding trails in the Klamath Basin of Oregon, not far from Gathering Light ... a retreat and Crater Lake National Park.