Sunset Magazine recognizes the Klamath Basin as one of the best birding venues in the country. Migrating waterfowl populations of ducks and geese are estimated at 1.3 million birds in the Klamath Basin during the peak migration period in mid-November.
Bald and golden eagles, osprey, red tailed hawks and other raptors, as well as many other varieties of birds are present in the basin throughout the year.
Marsh birds such as yellow headed and tri-color black birds, white faced ibis, plovers, great blue herons, white egrets, bitterns, green herons and numerous other types of birds can be viewed at several locations along the river and lake. Spring, summer and fall are good times for birding although raptors migrate during early winter, as well. For additional information regarding birds of the Klamath Basin, visit the following websites:
Birding trips can be arranged through the Lodge.