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This young Wandering Tattler was among 18 shorebird species noted along the coast, including Black Turnstone and Surfbird. Gulls, terns, cormorants, Sooty Shearwaters, Pigeon Guillemots, Common Murres, Cassin's Auklets, Rhinoceros Auklets, and Marbled Murrelets also put in appearances. (Photo by participant Pete Peterman.)
One of Oregon's great treasures is Crater Lake National Park. Crater is the deepest lake in the United States at 1949 feet (594 m) deep. Its clear, deep blue color makes it a favorite of artists and tourists alike, and birds abound in the surrounding landscape, where peaks in the Cascades rise to over 10,000 feet (3050 m). The lake was formed about 7700 years ago when a volcano collapsed; such formations are known as calderas. This is a view toward Wizard Island, a volcanic cinder cone within the lake. (Photo by participant Mona Gardner.)
The Cascades' dense forests of pine, spruce, and fir provide home to a variety of woodpeckers and also to many corvids, such as this Clark's Nutcracker. In the lower elevations, the delightful Pinyon Jay appeared in a large flock of 75 or more birds. (Photo by participant Pete Peterman.)