Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour Route
This tour is a 10.2 mile loop route located 12 miles from the refuge visitor center. It is accessed from Stateline Hwy. 161. Be sure to stop at the viewing kiosk located at the entrance to get a recent sightings list that will tell you what has been seen in the last week This route provides excellent and diverse wildlife viewing opportunities year round.
Highlights include white pelicans, egret, herons, grebes, American avocets, black-necked stilts, and white faced ibis (summer); large flocks of geese and ducks as well as sandhill cranes and shorebirds (spring/fall); and tundra swans, bald eagles and other raptors during the winter months.
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In spring songbird season, birders like to spot the colorful Western tanager in and around Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.