Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tulelake

#150 of 241 in Wildlife in California
The Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge of the United States located in northern California near the Oregon border. It covers 39,116 acres in the Tule Lake basin.The refuge was established in 1928 by President Calvin Coolidge to preserve habitat for birds and other animals. It is a staging area for migrating waterfowl such as the greater white-fronted goose, snow goose, Ross's goose, and cackling goose. The waterways of the refuge are inhabited by endangered fish species such as the Lost River sucker and shortnose sucker.Local habitat types include uplands vegetated with grasses and shrubs such as sagebrush, and wetlands such as marshes. The refuge also includes about 19,000 acres of cropland leased to growers. Crops include potato, onion, horseradish, alfalfa, and cereals.
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  • There is lots of water and open fields to view several species of birds especially water birds. Great views of the volcanic mountains to the west. Friendly staff at the visitor center. Great spot for ...  more »
  • All of the Klamath Basin is amazing for the number and variety of birds, but this is The Place all the birds stop who pass through in the spring and fall. Snow geese can turn an entire field white as ...  more »
  • The drive around the lake was nice. We saw lots of ducks, grebes and pelicans, not to mention, butterflies. We took the auto tour and the dirt road got a little rough after awhile. However, it was wor...  more »

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