Klamath Basin Refuges, as part of its year-long celebration of 100 years as a refuge, sponsored a Raptor Rally tour of the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake NWRs on 26 January, 2008. The following raptors were counted:

Raptor Rally Bird Count - January 26, 2008

Bald Eagle-192
Golden Eagle-8 (mostly imm.)
Northern Harrier-108
Red-shouldered Hawk-2 (1 ad., 1 im., both at Discovery Marsh, TLNWR HQ)
Red-tailed Hawk-69
Ferruginous Hawk-2 (1-ad., 1-im.)
Rough-legged Hawk-54 (1 very dark morph LKNWR)
American Kestrel-8

Other Species: Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Tundra Swan
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose (other)
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Loggerhead Shrike
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
European Starling
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Lapland Longspur
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Tricolored Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
House Finch
House Sparrow

Mostly cloudy, temp 34-44 F, wind SE mostly, 5-20 mph
Attended by approx. 15 people
Coverage: Lower Klamath and Tule Lake NWR Tour Routes
It was an awesome raptor viewing day!


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