Raptors and Waterfowl of the Klamath Basin - CANCELLED due to wintry weather


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Instructor: Bud Widdowson, B.S.
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Location: Meet at the Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Tulelake
Tuition: $70
Naturalist Certificate Credits: 8 hrs.



Watch Golden Eagles in courtship flight, Great Horned Owls sleeping off the previous night’s hunting activity, 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, to the petroglyphs at Lava Beds and a possible drive into the Butte Valley in search of raptors. We’ll make frequent stops for field observation.

Pre-course letter with schedule and supply list.

Watch a video from last year’s trip.