2017-08-31 Abert Lake And The Road To Klamath Falls

After my adventures at the Malheur NWR, I left Burns Oregon, heading east on US-20 and continued my zigzagging journey across southern Oregon. Reaching Riley Oregon, I turned south on US-395, a highway I’m rather fond of, though this section of the highway is new to me. A little further south at Lake Abert I … Read more

Franklin’s Gull Composite

The Franklin’s Gull is another member of the “hooded” gull group. This bird is a long-distance migrant, wintering south of the equator as far as Chile and summering in the northern USA and the central prairies of Canada. While in their winter homes, most of these birds stay near the coastal Pacific shores and waterways, … Read more

2016-05-05 Klamath Falls, Veterans Park Revisited

When I finished with the dippers in Ashland Thursday afternoon, I drove out on Highway 66 through Keno and the old Oregon Trail to Klamath Falls. It was late in the day when I got to my favorite place at Veteran’s Park. There was just enough light left in the day to get images of … Read more

2016-04-24 Lower Klamath Basin

Origins of the Klamath Basin The region bordering Oregon and California is a marshy expanse of shallow lakes. Geologically, the valley is called a ‘graben’. Parallel north-to-south faults act to lift one section (horst) and allow another to depress (graben). Rather than following the depression south, the Klamath River and its tributaries pushed westward, carving … Read more

2015-06-18 So Endeth The Journey

April 27, 2015 I departed my home in Poway for an expedition through eight western states, California to Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and back down the coast of California. The journey lasted 53 days and traversed over 5300 miles and concluded on June 18. Though I met about 160 bird species, these are … Read more

2015-06-05 Klamath Falls Run

After my refreshing, even inspirational stay at Fields Oregon <Read Saga Page>, I headed off to meet the road to Klamath Falls. The road from Malheur,though Fields and on to Denio Nevada is Oregon Route 205. South of Denio it is called Nevada Route 292. It intersects Nevada Route 140 where my route turned westward. … Read more