Yesterday evening I was on my way to Klamath Falls. I went to speak at the Klamath Audubon meeitng about Steller and Wilson and Cassin and some of my other favorite old-time American birders. En route I stopped to scope Howard Prairie along Dead Indian Memorial Road. Note: Lily Glen is now a fire camp with dozens of tents, trucks and even a nearby helicopter landing field.
At the north end of Howard Prairie lake was a small flock of six Sandhill Cranes feeding in the mudflats. Nearby was a lone American Avocet, the first one I’ve seen in Jackson County where they appear occasionally during migration. It was my 212th bird species for Jackson County.