Klamath Basin Birding Trail

The Klamath Basin Birding Trail guides birders on a spectacularly scenic route that includes dozens of birding hot spots, including the Wood River Day Use Area just outside Crater Lake National Park. The trail showcases an incredible natural resource that includes more than 350 bird species and a mosaic of habitats such as high mountains, expansive grasslands, lush marshes, aromatic sagebrush, old-growth forests, juniper woodlands and shallow lakes.

Imagine millions of geese swirling as far as the eye can see over vast wetlands, whose silhouettes form astonishing patterns against snowy mountain vistas. Marvel at the “water dance” of courting grebes as they run in tandem across sparkling lakes. These are just a few of the sights to behold along the Klamath Basin Birding Trail. The trail is a self-guided auto tour that begins at Diamond Lake and Crater Lake National Park, with several sites located within the Central Cascades Geotourism boundary.  It then travels throughout the Upper Klamath Basin. It ends in Butte Valley National Grassland, Lava Beds National Monument and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge in California.

  • Seasonal availability, May to October
  • ADA accessible
  • Interpretive signage

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