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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Three miles south of the junction of Hwys 20 and 126. From Sisters, travel west on Hwy 20/126 for 25 miles. Turn left at the junction with Hwy 22 (follow the signs to Eugene) and go three miles to the junction of Hwy 20 and 126. Turn left (follow the signs to Eugene) and go 3.6 miles on 126 to Clear Lake. From I-5 in Salem, travel 80 miles to the junction 22 and 20/126 and follow the above directions.

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Habitat and Birds

This is a mixed conifer forest surrounding a mountain lake. Species that might be seen here include Common Loon, Pacific Loon (rare), Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, ducks, Bald Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Sooty Grouse, Spotted Sandpiper, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Flammulated Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Vaux’s Swift, Calliope Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Redbreasted Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Black-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Cordilleran/Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Gray Jay, Steller’s Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Whitebreasted Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Western Bluebird, Townsend’s Solitaire, Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Varied Thrush, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, Hermit Warbler, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Whitecrowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Cassin’s Finch, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin, and Evening Grosbeak.

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