World Class Birding
and Wildlife Watching
Lonesome Duck is a nature lover’s dream. Located between the crest of the Cascades and the deserts of eastern Oregon it has a blend of plants and animals found at the edge of the high desert, the Ponderosa forests of the Fremont Mountains, and the mixed coniferous forests of the Cascades. The birds, plants and animals are diverse and abundant.
Bird watching is a major attraction. Lonesome Duck Ranch is located near the north end of the Klamath Basin along the Pacific Flyway with over 350 species recorded for the Basin. The ranch itself is a great birding destination. It is nestled in the sagebrush and Ponderosa along the beautiful Williamson River and at the base of the mountain that forms the eastern wall of the Klamath Basin. Birds observed on the property are from a wide range of habitats such as Blue Grouse, Mountain Quail, and Western Tanagers to White-headed Woodpeckers, Scrub Jays, and from Bewick’s to Canyon Wrens. Both Golden and Bald Eagles frequent the ranch with nests on the National Forest mountainside overlooking the ranch and river. There are several miles of lanes and paths that can be walked and the ranch abuts Winema National Forest. The ranch is located in the midst of the Klamath Basin birding Trail: Come see why we have the “Best Birding in the West”.
Marshal Moser – Guide/Wildlife Biologist
“Great birding! 60+ species and still counting. Many thanks to Marshal and Suzie for their excellent advice & hospitality! The visit was wonderfully restorative. The back porch was the perfect end to lovely walks.” Jack & Ann N. Merced, CA