There is a large population of golden eagles in the Klamath Basin year round. The largest concentration of bald eagles in the lower 48 states is found here from December through February. Migrant bald eagles start arriving here in November, mainly from Canada. Some come from as far away as the Northwest Territories by way of Glacier National Park in Montana. Over 500 bald eagles have been counted here in recent winters. Eaglets are born in April and require constant care and feeding. The young eagles begin to fly by mid summer and leave the nest for good by early autumn. The majority of the eagles born here remain in or near the basin year round.
Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.