List of birds of the Klamath Basin

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The following bird species are found in the Klamath Basin, Oregon, and related areas; (a few species listed are only "native" and have a larger continental range). The Klamath Basin is within the Pacific Flyway so, over 350 species can be spotted migrating through the flyover.[1]

The western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) is the state bird of Oregon.
Over 500 bald eagle utilize the region's wetlands for foraging between November and April,[1] especially under the protection within the Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
Group Common name Scientific name Features Image
Dippers American dipper Cinclus mexicanus American Dipper.jpg
Thrushes, bluebirds and solitaires American robin Turdus migratorius A resident species frequently seen in towns and lawns. American Robin 2006.jpg
Western bluebird Sialia mexicana Uncommonly observed but known to breed in the Klamath Basin Sialia mexicana 07094.JPG
Mountain bluebird Sialia currucoides Resident species Mountain Bluebird.jpg
Townsend's solitaire Myadestes townsendi Commonly observed; sighting likelihood good in appropriate habitat especially in the fall and winter. Known to breed in the Klamath Basin SKSolitaire4984.jpg
Swainson's thrush Catharus ustulatus Rarely observed, mostly in the spring through the fall; unlikely to be seen even in appropriate habitat but known to breed in the Klamath Basin Catharus ustulatus -North Dakota-8a.jpg
Hermit thrush Catharus guttatus Uncommonly observed but known to breed in the Klamath Basin Catharus guttatus.jpg
Varied thrush Ixoreus naevius or Zoothera naevia Rarely observed, mostly in the fall and winter; unlikely to be seen even in appropriate habitat but known to breed in the Klamath Basin Ixoreus naevius -Washington, USA -female-8.jpg
Anna's hummingbird Calypte anna Calypte anna -San Luis Obispo, California, USA -male -flying-8.jpg
Ash-throated flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens Myiarchus cinerascens.jpg
Barn swallow Hirundo rustica Landsvale.jpg
Bewick's wren Thryomanes bewickii Bewicks Wren.jpg
Black-headed grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus Pheucticus melanocephalus -California, USA-8.jpg
Brewer's blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus Brewer's Blackbird.jpg
Brewer's sparrow Spizella breweri Spizella breweri.jpg
Brown-headed cowbird Malecowbird.jpg
California quail Callipepla californica LC0242.jpg
California towhee CaliforniaTowhee.jpg
Calliope hummingbird Stellula calliope Stellula calliope.jpg
Canada goose Branta canadensis Altvogel und Küken Kanadagans.JPG
Canyon wren Catherpes mexicanus Catherpes mexicanus NPS.jpg
Cassin's finch Carpodacus cassinii Cassin's Finch (male).jpg
Chipping sparrow Spizella passerina Spizella-passerina-015 edit.jpg
Clark's nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana ClarksNutcracker23.jpg
Common loon Gavia immer Uncommonly observed, mostly in the spring and then in the fall Gavia immer -Minocqua, Wisconsin, USA -swimming-8.jpg
Common nighthawk Chordeiles minor Common Nighthawk2.JPG
Common raven Corvus corax Common raven by David Hofmann.jpg
Fox sparrow Passerella iliaca Passerella iliaca-001.jpg
Golden-crowned sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla Zonotrichia atricapilla -USA-8.jpg
Green-tailed towhee Pipilo chlorurus Green-tailed Towhee.jpg
Great blue heron Ardea herodias Great Grey Heron.jpg
Horned lark Eremophila alpestris Resident species Eremophila alpestris2.jpg
House finch Carpodacus mexicanus Carpodacus mexicanus -Madison, Wisconsin, USA-8.jpg
House wren Troglodytes aedon Resident species Eremophila alpestris2.jpg
Juniper titmouse Baeolophus ridgwayi Juniper Titmouse2.jpg
Lazuli bunting Passerina amoena Migrant species Lazuli Bunting.jpg
Lewis's woodpecker Melanerpes lewis Lewis's Woodpecker.jpg
Loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus Resident species Loggerhead128.jpg
Mountain chickadee Poecile gambeli Mountain Chickadee, Santa Fe Ski Area.jpg
Mourning dove Zenaida macroura Mourning Dove 2006.jpg
Northern flicker Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker.jpg
Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Mimus polyglottos -Krendle Woods, Cary, North Carolina, USA-8.jpg
Olive-sided flycatcher Contopus cooperi Migrant species Olive-sided Flycatcher.jpg
Pacific loon Gavia pacifica Rarely observed, mostly in the spring and then in the fall; unlikely to be seen even in appropriate habitat
Pygmy nuthatch Sitta pygmaea Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) at a feeder.jpg
Red-breasted nuthatch Sitta canadensis A permanent resident and an acrobatic species, hitching
itself up and down tree trunks and branches.[2]
Red crossbill Loxia curvirostra Migrant species Red Crossbill (Female).jpg
Red-naped sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis Migrant species RedNapedSapsucker23.jpg
Common pheasant Phasianus colchicus Phasianus colchicus 2 tom (Lukasz Lukasik).jpg
Red-tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis Full Body 1880px.jpg
Red-winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Resident species Red winged blackbird - natures pics.jpg
Sage grouse Centrocercus urophasianus Centrocercus urophasianus -USA -male-8.jpg
Sage sparrow Amphispiza belli Amphispiza belli nevadensis2.jpg
Sage thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus Resident species Sage Thrasher - juvenile.jpg
Savannah sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis Passerculus sandwichensis crop.jpg
Song sparrow Melospiza melodia Melospiza melodia.jpg
Spotted towhee Pipilo maculatus Spotted Towhee.jpg
Common starling Sturnus vulgaris Non-native species, common in widespread areas of the Upper Klamath Basin. European Starling Klamath Falls.JPG
Turkey vulture Cathartes aura Urubu a tete rouge - Turkey Vulture.jpg
Western meadowlark Sturnella neglecta A resident and the official state bird of Oregon and
other 5 US states.
Western Meadowlark.jpg
Western tanager Piranga ludoviciana Piranga ludoviciana1.jpg
Western wood pewee Contopus sordidulus Contopus sordidulus 1.jpg
White-breasted nuthatch Sitta carolinensis Sitta-carolinensis-001.jpg
White-crowned sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys White-crowned-Sparrow.jpg
White-faced ibis Plegadis chihi White-faced Ibis by Dan Pancamo.jpg
White-headed woodpecker Picoides albolarvatus Resident species White-headed woodpecker.jpg
Yellow warbler Dendroica petechia A migrant species that lives in the basin during the
spring and summer.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Klamath Basin Birding Trail Presented by Klamath Basin Wingwatchers organization.
  2. ^ Dunn, Jon L.; Alderfer, Jonathan, eds. (2006). National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America (5 ed.). Washington DC: National Geographic. p. 341. ISBN 0-7922-5314-0.
  3. ^ Birds of the Basins by the Bureau of Land Management, Lakeview District; the Fremont National Forest; and the Klamath Basin Ecosystem Restoration.