August 26, 2018

Cabin Lake, Lake County, Oregon

Cabin Lake is a birding hotspot that is maintained by the Eastern Cascades Audubon Society (ECAS) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). In the middle of nowhere, in a sea of ponderosa pine, juniper, and sagebrush, the ECAS (and/or the USFS?) built two bird blinds and installed two cisterns to attract birds. They did this for birders. #bless. Thankfully I did not pack my swimsuit because the lake at Cabin Lake has been dry for more than a century.

I took a lot of photos, and it’s easier (i.e., quicker) for this post to omit captions for now. I’ll revisit soon and update them! What follows is my full list of bird species from this site.

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White-headed Woodpecker
Clark’s Nutcracker
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Western Bluebird
American Robin
Red Crossbill
Green-tailed Towhee (new species!)
Yellow-rumped Warbler

New Birds for 2018: 1
2018 Year-to-Date Talley: 218

August 25, 2018

Crater Lake National Park

Garfield Peak Trail

Olive-sided Flycatcher (great views, finally!!)
Clark’s Nutcracker

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Crater Lake, looking so dreary and awful; Crater Lake National Park; Klamath County, Oregon; August 25, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Hiking up to Garfield Peak; Crater Lake National Park; Klamath County, Oregon; August 25, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Clark’s Nutcracker feeding on white pine; Crater Lake National Park; Klamath County, Oregon; August 25, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Olive-sided Flycatcher; Crater Lake National Park; Klamath County, Oregon; August 25, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Olive-sided Flycatcher; Crater Lake National Park; Klamath County, Oregon; August 25, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

 

Cleetwood Trail

Canada Jay (seen while trying to find parking; hence, no photos)

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Hiking down the Cleetwood Trail to go swimming in the lake; Crater Lake National Park; Klamath County, Oregon; August 25, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Hiking down the Cleetwood Trail to go swimming in the lake; Crater Lake National Park; Klamath County, Oregon; August 25, 2018; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

New Birds for 2018: 3
2018 Year-to-Date Talley: 217