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Siskiyou Crest

The area includes roughly 10-15 miles of the Siskiyou Mountains crest area in southwestern Oregon.

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The area includes roughly 10-15 miles of the Siskiyou Mountains crest area in southwestern Oregon.

Location: In the Siskiyou Mountains, southwest Oregon near the California border, roughly from Mt. Ashland west-southwest to Maple Dell Gap, and including Wagner Butte, Grouse Gap, MacDonald Peak, Red Mountain, Wrangle Gap, Silver Fork Gap, Dutchman’s Peak, and Yellowjacket Ridge.

Description: The area includes roughly 10-15 miles of the Siskiyou Mountains crest area in Oregon; continuation of the IBA into California is being considered. Dominant habitats are meadows and conifer forest. The diverse array of meadows are composed of grass, sedge, deciduous and/or evergreen shrubs, and small trees, and many have a small stream or other water source.

Ornithological Highlights:  The mountain meadows are important post-breeding habitat for many species; Rufous Hummingbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Dark-eyed Junco in particular form impressive congregations. A small population of White-headed Woodpeckers is present in the conifer forests here, the only population known west of the Cascades in Oregon. Other species of interest include breeding Fox Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Lincoln's Sparrow, and possibly Calliope Hummingbird. The Dutchman Peak area is the best known site for fall hawk migration in the Siskiyous.

For more information on Siskiyou Crest, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Location: In the Siskiyou Mountains, southwest Oregon near the California border, roughly from Mt. Ashland west-southwest to Maple Dell Gap, and including Wagner Butte, Grouse Gap, MacDonald Peak, Red Mountain, Wrangle Gap, Silver Fork Gap, Dutchman’s Peak, and Yellowjacket Ridge.

Description: The area includes roughly 10-15 miles of the Siskiyou Mountains crest area in Oregon; continuation of the IBA into California is being considered. Dominant habitats are meadows and conifer forest. The diverse array of meadows are composed of grass, sedge, deciduous and/or evergreen shrubs, and small trees, and many have a small stream or other water source.

Ornithological Highlights:  The mountain meadows are important post-breeding habitat for many species; Rufous Hummingbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Dark-eyed Junco in particular form impressive congregations. A small population of White-headed Woodpeckers is present in the conifer forests here, the only population known west of the Cascades in Oregon. Other species of interest include breeding Fox Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Lincoln's Sparrow, and possibly Calliope Hummingbird. The Dutchman Peak area is the best known site for fall hawk migration in the Siskiyous.

For more information on Siskiyou Crest, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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