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Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

A 40,000 acre refuge comprised mainly of grassy meadows and marshlands.

Red Marker Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
A 40,000 acre refuge comprised mainly of grassy meadows and marshlands.

Location: Fifteen miles east of Crater Lake, central Klamath County.

Description: This refuge, currently over 40,000 acres in size, is composed of roughly 95% grassy meadows and marsh and 5% forest.

Ornithological Highlights: Klamath Marsh hosts approximately 50% of the western U.S. Yellow Rail breeding population, and roughly 6% of Oregon's breeding population of Greater Sandhill Crane. Forster's Tern and Black Tern are also known to breed here. Many thousands of waterfowl are commonly present during migration; up to 37,000 waterfowl were recorded in March 2001. There are several records of Least Bittern here, a naturally rare species in Oregon. Shorebirds are present in spring, and a count of 61 on 12 April 1993 is one of the highest in Oregon.

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For more information on Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Location: Fifteen miles east of Crater Lake, central Klamath County.

Description: This refuge, currently over 40,000 acres in size, is composed of roughly 95% grassy meadows and marsh and 5% forest.

Ornithological Highlights: Klamath Marsh hosts approximately 50% of the western U.S. Yellow Rail breeding population, and roughly 6% of Oregon's breeding population of Greater Sandhill Crane. Forster's Tern and Black Tern are also known to breed here. Many thousands of waterfowl are commonly present during migration; up to 37,000 waterfowl were recorded in March 2001. There are several records of Least Bittern here, a naturally rare species in Oregon. Shorebirds are present in spring, and a count of 61 on 12 April 1993 is one of the highest in Oregon.

Tundra Swans DB H
For more information on Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

Links:

 


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