Go to the Oregon Birding Trails Link. Choose the Cascades Birding Trail. Click on the Trail Guide and choose the Crater Lake Loop Guide. Section 130.Directions
Habitat and Birds
Lakeshore, lodgepole pine forest, and mixed conifer forest.
Lake – Killdeer, Common Nighthawk, Spotted Sandpiper and Osprey in summer. Common Merganser, Western Grebe, California Gull, and Bald Eagle in summer and fall. Ducks, especially Bufflehead, and Pied-billed, Horned, Red-necked, and Eared Grebes in fall. Least Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Greater Yellowlegs, Bonaparte’s Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, and Pacific and Common Loons found less frequently.
Forest – Canada and Steller’s Jays, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco, and Yellow-rumped Warbler expected late spring through fall. Clark’s Nutcracker, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, and Western Tanager present but less regular. Varied and Hermit Thrush late fall and early spring. Hairy Woodpecker, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Cassin’s Finch, and Red Crossbill found infrequently.
Nearby Birding Locations
- Castle Crest Wildflower Trail (Crater Lake NP)
- Annie Creek Canyon (Crater Lake NP)
- Crater Lake National Park
- Miller Lake
- Little Deschutes Campground
- Big Marsh
- Head of the Williamson River
- Wocus Bay (Klamath Marsh)
- Corral Spring Campground
- Walker Mountain Lookout
- Military Crossing (Klamath Marsh)
- Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
- Scott Creek Campground