03/23 Birding Lower Klamath Lake: Raptors, Waterfowl, & Wetland Conservation
The mighty Klamath Basin is a mecca for raptor watching early spring. We hope to glimpse eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, along with shorebirds and other migrants as they forage and start to exhibit breeding behaviors. We might even have a surprising encounter with Sandhill Cranes, see a pair of Prairie Falcons dining on ground squirrels or an early flock of Mountain Bluebirds. We’ll focus on field identification and natural history during car trip birding in the Lower Klamath Lake area and a possible drive into the Butte Valley in search of raptors. We will make frequent stops for field observation. We will also discuss threats to the 90,000 acres of protected wetland habitat in the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake refuges and participate in a presentation by the Refuge Manager.
Easy (car travel with short stops, up to 1 mile of hiking)
Ages 12+ are welcome.
This class has been generously sponsored by our partners at the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Your $20 reservation fee will be refunded if and when you either a) attend the course, or b) cancel 1 week or more in advance.