A million birds spend time annually in the Klamath Basin’s six wildlife refuges. But that’s only a fraction of the number that thrived here when they had year-round water.
A line of binoculars point upwards at a ridge on the edge of Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge. There’s an owl’s nest in a small cave about 150 feet up, and Charlotte Kisling has her scope trained.
This is the second story in a three-part series on the wildlife refuges of the Klamath Basin and water in the arid West. Read part one here.