Birds of Crater Lake National Park

Mountain Chickadee on a Quaking Aspen, Fort Klamath, Oregon, photo by Robert Mutch

Our avian friends at Crater Lake as best seen, as usual, early and late in the day. It’s as if they need to affirm that, yes, this is the very best place on Earth to be, starting before first light and singing it again as the evening light fades.

Remember, birding is best along the edges of nature. The edges of thickets, water courses, edges of forests and treetops. Use your ears as well as your eyes and you’ll come away with an experience you probably won’t easily forget.

Birds of Crater Lake Checklist
PDF Bird-checklist for download
Essays and pages about the birds of Crater Lake
Two nutcrackers in pine 100dpi
Art by Larry Eifert – all rights reserved.

Clark’s Nutcracker



Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird

Jays and Crows

Nature Notes From Crater Lake
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