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Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tulelake
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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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  • typical joke jeep approach to running an agency. Ask anyone about the time the Fire Dept responded to a fire with no water in their trucks. 
  • Visited on October 2, 2016and the place was filled with birds. Visited late morning (11 am to 2 pm). Egrets, raptors, ducks, geese and even some western meadowlarks. A good day trip and only about an ...  more »
  • If you like birds, and who doesn't, here's your spot! Especially good during winter migration starting in September. Saw lots of egrets today and coots aka mud hens. Also nearby is a war interment cam...  more »
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  • This is a truly amazing nature preserve. I had the opportunity to explore the area for about 2 hours on two separate days. In my brief visit I was able to see multiple species of birds, including pelicans, cranes, geese, falcons, hawks, ducks, seagulls, and many unidentified species. In addition I was able to see a mother raccoon and 3 babies, 3 groups of deer including very young fawns, an otter, bumble bees, monarch butterflies, dragon flies, and so much more. There are multiple photography blinds that can be reserved in advance. Breathtaking views of Mt. Shasta can be seen from the north east corner of the preserve. They have binocular viewing stations throughout the preserve.
  • The staff is very friendly and you get to see the animals as they should be, free in the wild. There are numerous types of birds, coyotes, deer and many more. Where you visit drive slow and enjoy. Bring binoculars!
  • It's a quiet place in a beautiful view
  • I could spend days in the provided blinds. Great view w/ unending wildlife passing by.
  • Amazing and beautiful