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Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge
BEAR VALLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
BEAR VALLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Bear Valley Refuge was established in 1978 to protect a vital night roost site for wintering bald eagles. The Refuge consists of 4,200 acres, primarily of old growth ponderosa pine, incense cedar, white and Douglas fir. These mature stands of trees have open branching patterns of large limbs which allow easy eagle access and can support many birds. Located on a northeast slope, the roost also shelters these raptors from harsh and prevailing winter winds. In recent years, as may as 300 bald eagles have used the roost in a single night. Bear Valley Refuge also serves as nesting habitat for several bald eagle pairs. Bear Valley Refuge is closed to all public entry, except for walk-in deer hunting before November 1, to reduce disturbance to the birds. From December through mid-March excellent opportunities are available from outside the Refuge to observe early morning fly-outs of large numbers of bald eagles and other raptors from their Bear Valley roost.
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January 11 epic by west county hawk watch.
on your bucket list.... for sure.
April 4 Where Eagles Soar by go navy
This is an amazing place to view Bald Eagles. In Jan and Feb Eagles spend the day in the flooded valley below, then in the evening they fly into the reserve. The further that you go up the valley, the more likely they will fly directly overhead as the topography funnels them into a natural channel as they return to their roosts. I have seen as many as 250 birds in a single evening. Often times they fly less than 150 ft overhead, you can hear their powerful wings cut through the air. Castings can be located at the base of many trees. If you love Americas Bird, this is the place to come. Best times are at daybreak and at dusk.


Directions
From Klamath Falls, travel south on U.S. Highway 97 to Worden, Oregon. Turn west on the Keno-Worden Road, and south on the gravel road immediately upon crossing the railroad tracks to view the daily fly-out of wintering bald eagles.

USA Parks
USA Parks
Oregon
Oregon
Southern Region
Southern Region
Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge