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Our Best Birding Sites

This section of the website provides maps and detailed information about the stops along the Klamah Basin Birding Trail.

Site Descriptions and Maps

Each site description contains directions on how to get to the site plus information on land ownership or management, types of habitat, birds to look for, and other unique aspects of the site. Services and Facilities Icons following each site description indicate the presence of some services and facilities at or near the site. GPS coordinates for each site have been included for your convenience. Please note that any given site may undergo changes after publication.

Seasonal Road Closures

Some KBBT sites, especially those at higher elevations, may be inaccessible in winter due to the seasonal closure of access roads. Specific opening and closing dates of these routes usually depend on local weather conditions. Check current road conditions in Oregon by calling 800-977-6368 (or 503-588-2941 outside Oregon) or visit the Oregon Department of Transportation web site:; road conditions in California call 800-427-7623, or number outside CA 916-445-7623.

Fees and Passes

Some birding trail sites require possession of a pass and charge a nominal fee to obtain one to use the area. Passes can be purchased at most Forest Service Offices, State Park Visitor Centers and at the individual sites. If your visit is short, it is best to purchase a single day use pass. For extended visits, consider the following passes: Northwest Forest Pass - an annual pass honored at all National Forest sites and trailheads in Oregon and Washington. America the Beautiful Interagency Annual, Senior, and Access Passes - annual and life-long passports honored at all Federal recreation areas. Please display your pass on the dash of your vehicle. Oregon State Park Pass - a 12 or 24 month pass that provides access to all fee-based Oregon State Park facilities.

Safety Tips

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