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Warner Basin

Abutting the western border of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, near Plush, Oregon in Lake County, Southeastern Oregon.

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Abutting the western border of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, near Plush, Oregon in Lake County, Southeastern Oregon.

Location: Abutting the western border of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge near Plush, in Lake County, Southeastern Oregon.

Description: A series of large inland lakes, wetlands, and flood-irrigated meadows. Warner Basin is largely owned and managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and 52,033 acres are designated an Area of Critical Environmental Concern.  The area encompasses 900 acres of associated private inholdings.

Ornithological Highlights: This IBA is an important site for Sandhill Crane, up to 10,000 nesting waterfowl, and thousands of migrating ducks and geese. Moderate shorebird use includes White-faced Ibis, Snowy Egret, Black-necked Stilt, and Long-billed Curlew. Other notable birds here include American White Pelican, Pied-billed Grebe, Sora, Viriginia Rail, Yellow Rail, and American Bittern.

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

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Location: Abutting the western border of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge near Plush, in Lake County, Southeastern Oregon.

Description: A series of large inland lakes, wetlands, and flood-irrigated meadows. Warner Basin is largely owned and managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and 52,033 acres are designated an Area of Critical Environmental Concern.  The area encompasses 900 acres of associated private inholdings.

Ornithological Highlights: This IBA is an important site for Sandhill Crane, up to 10,000 nesting waterfowl, and thousands of migrating ducks and geese. Moderate shorebird use includes White-faced Ibis, Snowy Egret, Black-necked Stilt, and Long-billed Curlew. Other notable birds here include American White Pelican, Pied-billed Grebe, Sora, Viriginia Rail, Yellow Rail, and American Bittern.

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

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