03/20 Raptors & Waterfowl of Lower Klamath Lake

Instructor: William (Bud) Widdowson
Date: Sunday March 20, 9 AM-3 PM or later
Location: Tulelake, CA
Tuition: $70



Watch Golden Eagles in courtship flight, Great Horned Owls sleeping off the previous night’s hunting activity, and flocks of shorebirds on the edges of vast Klamath Lake. 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. The mighty Klamath Basin teems with bird life in early spring: we hope to glimpse eagles, hawks, owls, shorebirds and other migrants as they forage and start to exhibit breeding behaviors. We’ll focus on field identification and natural history during car trip birding in the Lower Klamath Lake area, the petroglyphs at Lava Beds and a possible drive into the Butte Valley in search of raptors. We will make frequent stops for field observation.

Field day is easy (car travel with short stops, up to 1 mile of hiking).

Ages 12+ welcome.