Ponderosa and Lodge Pine

Ash-throated flycatchers are seen during the  summer months in the  Upper Klamath and  Tule Lake Basins.   They may also be found  in fairly open upland  habitats with scattered  trees and brushy areas. photo by dave menke
Ash-throated flycatchers are seen during the summer months in the Upper Klamath
and Tule Lake Basins. They may also be found in fairly open upland habitats
with scattered trees and brushy areas.

Black-headed  grosbeaks breed in the Upper Klamath and Tule Lake Basins.   They are most commonly observed  in trees and bushy  areas during the spring  and fall migrations  photo by dave menke

Black-headed  grosbeaks breed in the Upper Klamath and Tule Lake Basins.   They are most commonly observed  in trees and bushy  areas during the spring  and fall migrations  photo dave menke
Black-headed grosbeaks breed in the Upper Klamath and Tule Lake Basins. They
are most commonly observed in trees and bushy areas during the spring and fall migrations.

Cassin’s finches are found primarily in locations dominated by pine or high elevation forest. They are an uncommon year round species seen mostly in the northern portion of the Upper Klamath  Basin watershed.  photo dave menke
Cassin’s finches are found primarily in locations dominated by pine or high elevation forest.
They are an uncommon year round species seen mostly in the northern portion of
the Upper Klamath Basin watershed.

Chipping sparrows  may be observed  during the spring   and summer months  in brushy and forested  habitats within the  Upper Klamath  Basin watershed.   photo by dave menke
Chipping sparrows may be observed during the spring and summer months
in brushy and forested habitats within the Upper Klamath Basin watershed.

Clark’s Nutcrackers  may be found in  conifer forests in  the Upper Klamath  Basin watershed. They are found most abundantly at high elevations in pines,  Douglas fir and true  fir stands.  photo dave menke
Clark’s Nutcrackers may be found in conifer forests in the Upper Klamath
Basin watershed. They are found most abundantly at high elevations in pines,
Douglas fir and true fir stands.

Flammulated owls nest in mature Ponderosa pine stands in the  Upper Klamath and  Tule LakeBasins.   This uncommon  small insect-eating  owl migrates to  Mexico and Central  America during the  winter months.  photo by dave menke
Flammulated owls nest in mature Ponderosa pine stands in the Upper Klamath and
Tule Lake Basins. This uncommon small insect-eating owl migrates to Mexico and
Central America during the winter months.

Lewis’s woodpeckers are found year-round  in scatter locations in  the Upper Klamath  Basin watershed.   They nest in Ponderosa  pines or cottonwoods  feeding mostly on  insects during the  summer months.  Other  habitats include high  elevation forests.  photo dave menke
Lewis’s woodpeckers are found year-round in scatter locations in the Upper Klamath
Basin watershed. They nest in Ponderosa pines or cottonwoods feeding mostly on
insects during the summer months. Other habitats include high elevation forests.

Mountain bluebirds may be seen at  anytime of the year  in the Upper Klamath  Basin watershed.   They nest primarily  in open pine stands  where past fires have  resulted in dead trees  that provide nesting  cavities.  photos by dave menke and howard west
Mountain bluebirds may be seen at anytime of the year in the Upper Klamath Basin
watershed. They nest primarily in open pine stands where past fires have resulted
in dead trees that provide nesting cavities.

Pygmy owls are an  uncommon resident the  upland habitats in the Upper Klamath and  Tule Lake Basins.   They are sometimes  seen near bird feeders  during the winter  months where they prey on small birds.   Other habitats include  juniper/sagebrush and high elevation forest.   photos by dave menke
Pygmy owls are an uncommon resident the upland habitats in the Upper Klamath and
Tule Lake Basins. They are sometimes seen near bird feeders during the winter
months where they prey on small birds. Other habitats include juniper/sagebrush
and high elevation forest.

Pinyon jays are found in pine and juniper habitats in the  southern portion of  the Upper Klamath  Basin watershed.   They are a rare to  uncommon resident  occasionally observe  in the Lava Beds and  Clear Lake areas.   Other habitats include juniper/sagebrush.  photo by howard west
Pinyon jays are found in pine and juniper habitats in the southern portion of the
Upper Klamath Basin watershed. They are a rare to uncommon resident occasionally
observed in the Lava Beds and Clear Lake areas. Other habitats include juniper/sagebrush.

 Pygmy nuthatches are  an uncommon species  found throughout the  year within the Upper  Klamath Basin  watershed.  This  cavity nesting species  is found  in open  stands of pine where  suitable nesting cavities are available.    photo by dave menke.
Pygmy nuthatches are an uncommon species found throughout the year within
the Upper Klamath Basin watershed. This cavity nesting species is found
in open stands of pine where suitable nesting cavities are available.

The Red-breasted  nuthatch is commonly  found throughout the  year in the Upper  Klamath Basin  watershed.  They are  seen primarily in  forested areas where  conifers are the  dominant overstory  species.  Other habitats include high elevation  forest and riparian area  photos by dave menke
Red-breasted nuthatch are commonly found throughout the year in the Upper Klamath Basin
watershed. They are seen primarily in forested areas where conifers are the dominant
overstory species. Other habitats include high elevation forest and riparian area.

Western bluebirds are seen in the Upper Klamath Basin  watershed during  the spring and fall   migrations, as well  as the summer.  This  uncommon species is observed primarily in open areas of  scattered trees  and brush.  photo by dave menke
Western bluebirds are seen in the Upper Klamath Basin watershed during the
spring and fall migrations, as well as the summer. This uncommon species is
observed primarily in open areas of scattered trees and brush.

Western Tanagers are a locally common  species in the Upper  Klamath and Tule Lake  Basin.  It is seen in  forested upland  habitats during the  summer as well as the spring and fall migrations.  Other  habitats include  juniper/sagebrush and  high elevation forests.  photos by dave menke

Western Tanagers are a locally common  species in the Upper  Klamath and Tule Lake  Basin.  It is seen in  forested upland  habitats during the  summer as well as the spring and fall migrations.  Other  habitats include  juniper/sagebrush and  high elevation forests.  photos by dave menke.
Western Tanagers are a locally common species in the Upper Klamath and
Tule Lake Basin. It is seen in forested upland habitats during the summer as well
as the spring and fall migrations. Other habitats include juniper/sagebrush
and high elevation forests.

White-breaste Nuthatches are an uncommon species   may be found year-round  in most forested habitats. It favors locations with  deciduous trees whereas  the red-breasted nuthatch  is more common in  conifers and at higher  elevations.    photo by dave menke.
White-breasted Nuthatches are an uncommon species that may be found
year-round in most forested habitats. It favors locations with deciduous trees whereas
the red-breasted nuthatch is more common in conifers and at higher elevations.

White-headed  woodpeckers are found  as an uncommon  resident species in the  northern portion of the  Upper Klamath Basin watershed.  They may  be observed in open  Ponderosa pine stands  during the summer months.  Other habitat  includes juniper  and sagebrush.  photos by howard west
White-headed woodpeckers are found an uncommon resident species
in the northern portion of the Upper Klamath Basin watershed. They may be observed
in open Ponderosa pine stands during the summer months. Other habitat
includes juniper and sagebrush.

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Golden-mantled ground  squirrels are commonly  observed in all wooded  and brushy upland  habitats in the Upper Klamath and Tule  Lake Basins.  Other  habitats include  Juniper/sagebrush and  high elevation forest.  photo howard west
Golden-mantled ground squirrels are commonly observed in all wooded and
brushy upland habitats in the Upper Klamath and Tule Lake Basins.
Other habitats include Juniper/sagebrush and high elevation forest.

Yellow-pine chipmunks  are seen primarily in the  northern portion of  the  Upper Klamath  Basin watershed in  open stands of  Ponderosa pine.   Other habitats include juniper and sagebrush.  photo by dave menke
Yellow-pine chipmunks are seen primarily in the northern portion of
the Upper Klamath Basin watershed in open stands of Ponderosa pine.
Other habitats include juniper and sagebrush.

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upper klamath national wildlife refuge and winema national forest. photo by anders tomlinson.Riparian Habitat is located along the shoreline of rivers, lakes and wetlands within the Upper Klamath Basin watershed. Vegetation found in riparian habitats includes deciduous trees such as willow, cottonwood and aspen which are found along the shore lines of these water bodies. Many bird species use riparian habitats as travel corridors during the spring and fall migrations. Other birds may use riparian locations as favored sites for nesting and breeding.

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seagulls on old pilings, pelican bay, rocky point.  point comfort lodge.  photo by anders tomlinson.Deep water and permanent marshes are found in the Upper Klamath and Tule Lake Basins. Habitat includes Klamath, Williamson, Wood, Sprague, and Lost Rivers; Upper Klamath , Clear and Tule Lakes, many smaller deep wetlands
and permanent marshes. Fish eating species such as grebes,pelicans, gulls, terns and diving ducks use these wetlands. The vegetation growing in these wetlands
(primarily cattail and bulrush stands which are also called “tules”) provide habitat for rails, white-faced ibis, egrets, herons, yellow-headed black birds to name only a few.

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seasonal marsh habitat, upper klamath national wildlife refuge, point comfort lodge, rocky point, oregon. photo by anders tomlinsonAbundant shallow wetlands are found in the Upper Klamath and Tule Lake Basins. These wetlands have historically had water during the winter and spring, but tended to dry out during the summer and fall. Today, most wildlife areas and
refuges manage seasonal wetlands using water control structures to mimic this yearly wet and dry cycle. Wading shorebirds and dabbing ducks are among the diverse wildlife species commonly seen in seasonal marshes and wetlands.

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high elevation habitat icon. photo by anders tomlinson.High Elevation habitat are forests above 5,500 feet in the Upper Klamath and Tule Lake Basins consisting primarily of Douglas fir, western red cedar and true firs. These habitats are found mostly in the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains. Popular travel destinations with these habitats include Crater Lake National Park, Medicine Lake, Lake of the Woods and the Pacific Crest Trail. Wildlife species found in mountain meadows, streams and lakes as well as those seen above timberline are included in this habitat grouping.

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ponderosa and lodgepole pine habitat icon. photo by anders tomlinsonPonderosa and Lodgepole Pine habitat are usually found above juniper/sagebrush vegetation and at a lower elevation than Douglas fir and true fir habitats within the Upper Klamath Basin watershed.
Many cavity nesting bird species use the Ponderosa/lodgepole pine
habitat, particularly where past fires have created openings and
dead snags. Several species of woodpeckers, nuthatches and
flycatchers are commonly observed within this habitat.

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cropland and pasture habitat icon.  photo by anders tomlinson Cropland and pasture habitat are found mostly at the lower elevations (4,100-4,200) within the central and southern portions of the Upper Klamath Basin watershed. This category includes diverse areas within the Upper Klamath and Tule Lake Basins such as towns, smaller communities, rural residential areas, farms and ranches. The wildlife associated with these habitats have adapted to living close to human development and activities.

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