Field Trip: Klamath Basin

Date: Saturday November 18, 2017

Join us for a two-day fall birding adventure into the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex on the weekend of November 18-19. (NSAS Event)

Details:

Leader: Dave Hewitt

Description: Wet meadows in the Wood River Valley and Upper Klamath and Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuges are home to Sora, Virginia Rail, and the elusive Yellow Rail. The refuges along the border of Oregon and California (Lower Klamath and Tule Lake) host upwards of 80% of the migrating waterfowl that use the Pacific Flyway, numbering at times to over a million birds and including large numbers of Ross's Geese. These refuges and the surrounding agricultural lands also provide hunting grounds for one of the densest concentrations of wintering raptors in the country. Indeed, the Basin hosts the largest wintering concentration of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states, many of which roost together in Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Things to bring: Be prepared for cold and possibly wet weather. Average temperature high is 47, low is 28. Bring lunch, water, and warm clothes.

This field trip is limited to 15 people. Please RSVP to Bruce Thomsen at brucecthomsen@yahoo.com by November 8, 2017. Home Phone: (707) 224-1906 Cell Phone: (209) 728-4631. If responding by email, please include home and cell phone numbers.

Directions:

Carpool Times & Locations

Coordinator: Bruce Thomsen at brucecthomsen@yahoo.com.

A reminder from the Field Trip Coordinator: Car-poolers will share driving expenses (recommended $.40/mi to be split by the number of riders).

submitted on September 01, 2017, at 01:57 AM PST

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