Monday, December 26, 2011

Sightings in Chiloquin

Check out the birds seen in Chiloquin from Wes Stone

 I've had several birders ask me what I've seen in Chiloquin recently,
and my answer has been: "Not much, because I haven't really been out."
I decided to rectify that situation today, and here's my new answer:

Date: December 26, 2011
Location: Chiloquin, Klamath County, Oregon

Low temperature: 26 F - High temperature: 35 F
Percentage of sky covered by clouds: 80%
Precipitation: none

I did an abbreviated version of my old walking route to see what was
up. A variety of waterfowl were taking advantage of the unfrozen water
on the Williamson. I added a new species to my town list (I'd never
seen a Green-winged Teal here before, really?) and also saw a nice
drake Mallard x Northern Pintail (second bird from the right here: , too bad it was all
the way across the river and backlit). Large flocks of Red-winged
Blackbirds and Cedar Waxwings were surprising.

Total number of species seen: 46

Canada Goose 26
American Wigeon 21
Mallard 22
Green-Winged Teal 3 [1 male, 2 females on Williamson R. New to my
count list.]
Ring-necked Duck 4
Lesser Scaup 2
Bufflehead 71
Common Goldeneye 18
Hooded Merganser 12
Ruddy Duck 1
California Quail 6
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 2
Rock Pigeon 14
Eurasian Collared-Dove 55
Mourning Dove 26
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
White-headed Woodpecker 1 [Female near High School]
Northern Flicker 4
Steller's Jay 7
Western Scrub-Jay 5
Black-billed Magpie 13
Common Raven 2
Mountain Chickadee 21
Bushtit 11
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Pygmy Nuthatch 26
Golden-crowned Kinglet 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 14
European Starling 45
Cedar Waxwing 45 [Large flock near city park.]
Spotted Towhee 4
Song Sparrow 3
Golden-crowned Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 18 [includes 2 "Slate-colored Juncos" plus a partial
Red-winged Blackbird 298 [A couple of huge flocks, south side of town
along river and near
the Big Gym.]
House Finch 29
Pine Siskin 5
Lesser Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 56

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from Klamath Basin Birding Trail

See recent sightings at Klamath Basin Refuges
Happy Birding!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Klamath Basin NWR Fall Newsletter 2011

Hi Everyone:

Check out the link to the latest newsletter from the Klamath Basin NWR. 

Happy Birding,

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Current Sightings at the Klamath Basin Refuges

Check out recent sightings at the refuge. Happy birding - Cindy

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Current Sightings at the Klamath Basin Refuges

Hi Everyone:

Be sure to check out the great birding in the Klamath Basin.
Thanks much,

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Check out Klamath Basin Bird Sightings

Check out link for recent Klamath Basin Bird sightings.
Happy Birding,

Friday, July 1, 2011

Current Sightings at the Klamath Basin Refuges

Hi Everyone:

Check out whats being spotted in the Klamath Basin.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Check out new Video Header on Klamath Birding Trail website

Hi Everyone:

We have added a new attraction to the KBBT website.  The website header will have video of some current wildlife activity. Right now the Grebes are dancing!
Check it out!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gray-crowned Rosie-Finch - Diamond Lake Junction May 27

Hi Everyone:
Sorry for the delay in getting this out. Larry Arbanas actually found the bird to the rear of the Cafe at Diamond Lake Junction on May 27th.  He has been filming in Northern Lake County and Sheldon NWR. Just returned last night.  According to the KBBT bird list this bird is listed as rare at Crater Lake NP and Diamond Lake.
Thanks much,

The sender has included tags, so you can do more with these photos. Download Photoshop (R) Album Starter Edition-Free!

Cindy Deas
Klamath/Lake/Modoc/Siskiyou Outdoor Recreation Working Group
PO Box 172
Bonanza, Oregon 97623

Cindy Deas
Klamath/Lake/Modoc/Siskiyou Outdoor Recreation Working Group
PO Box 172
Bonanza, Oregon 97623

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pelicans just seen at Miller Island Refuge

Amercian white pelicans - Saw them during early lunch outing, circling high in the sky near the ODFW office; did not see where they went from there as I was distracted watching the many thousands of snow geese in the field near the office. - Greg Holm (Crater Lake and Klamath Falls)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Birding at the Klamath Basin Refuges

Check out recent bird sightings at the Klamath Basin Refuges. Happy Birding

Friday, March 4, 2011

Klamath Basin NWR Current Bird Sightings

Hi All:

Check out map and list of current bird sightings at the Klamath Basin NWR. 

Happy Birding!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Rare Albino Sandhill Crane in Klamath Basin

Hi Everyone:

Larry Turner sent me this photo of an albino sandhill crane in the Klamath Basin.  Check it out.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Klamath Basin NWR - Current Sightings

Hi Everyone:

We had a very successful Winter Wings Festival last weekend. But the fun does not stop as far as wildlife viewoing. Check out current sightings at the Klamath Basin Refuges. 

Happy Birding,

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bird Watching on the Klamath Basin Birding Trail

Bird Watching on the Klamath Basin Birding Trail

Check out this article about birding the Klamath Basin Birding Trail!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bird Sightings at Klamath Basin Refuges

Hi Everyone:

Winter Wings Festival starts tomorrow.  Here are the latest bird sightings at the refuge including map.  Happy Birding,

Friday, February 11, 2011

Current Bird Sightings - Klamath Basin

Hi Everyone - It looks like the bald eagles are still hanging out on Township Road.  Check out recent sightings in link. 

Remember Winter Wings Festival is next week or a week from today.

Happy Birding,

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thursday - Township Road b/t Milepost 6 and 7

Hi All - I finally took a day off and went birding with Charlotte Kisling.  WOW!!!!  We had a great morning on Tule Lake NWR, and then had lunch in Merrill at Pappy Ganders.  We met two folks from Stockton, CA who wanted to see the Bald Eagles.  Susan and Tracy decided to follow Charlotte and I to see if she could steer us on to the abundant Bald Eagles known in the Klamath Basin for this time of year. 

She did! We were watching three Golden Eagles fight and play in the air and then I looked across the road and noticed that there were several birds on a big pivot.  The binoculars confirmed the entire pivot all the way across had Bald Eagles on it. Then I looked in the field and there eagles everywhere. I mean everywhere. There was some water there and it looked like the eagles were sunning themselves and spreading out their wings and just have a lazy afternoon.  There was over 100 eagles along with a few ravens.  I was floored - I did not have the Nikon and only had the little Cannon and my photos do not do it justice. I hope you get a chance to see this sight. 

Also, I learned to digi-scope see the Great Horned Owl - this was cool. Just put the camera on the scope.

See you in the Klamath Basin!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

OFO Fieldtrips

Hi all.

OFO is short for Oregon Field Ornithologists and they are a great organization.

Charlotte Ann

From: Russ


Sent: Wed 01/19/11 7:48 AM

Subject: Fwd: [OBOL] 2011 OFO sponsored field trips

Oregon birding community~

OFO is proud to announce the resurgence of guided field trips to

various parts of the state. For now, these trips are free and

limited to field trip leader availability. You need not be an OFO

member to attend, just a willing birding participant. For more

information about these field trips, go to the OFO website and click

on "Field Trips" in top menu. Or click on the link [1]

A few more field trips will be added for the fall season, but I

thought I would get the word out as the first trip is only a month

away. Feel free to share this information with local Audubon members

who may not subscribe to OBOL.


Russ Namitz

OFO President

PS: If you wouldn't mind leading an OFO field trip to show your

local patch, please feel free to contact me.