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Clark's Nutcrackers of Crater Lake National Park

Visitors to the rim of Crater Lake can experience something special that was noted by the Lewis and Clark expedition nearly 200 years ago.

Clark's Nutcrackers Banded For Study - Chas. W. Quaintance, Vol. 9, No. 1, July 1936

When the Voyage of Discovery came to a place called Lemhi Pass in the Bitterroot Mountains, William Clark recorded the following in his journal on August 22, 1805:

I saw today a Bird of the woodpecker kind which fed on Pine Burs---its bill and tale white, the wings black, every other part of a light brown, and about the size of a robin.

This entry is the earliest known written description of a Clark's nutcracker and the whitebark pine...read more...

 

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Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, photo by Robert Mutch

 

Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, photo by Robert Mutch

 

 

 

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