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Tulelake in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Raptors - Birds of Prey

 
 
Raptors-Birds of Prey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2009
1. Raptors-Birds of Prey Marker
Inscription. This steep cliff of nestholes and crevices overlooks the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Lava Beds National Monument — fruitful hunting ranges for hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey.

A favorable environment here is supporting a large number of raptors. In recent years, sixteen species have been identified in this area, among them the red-tailed hawk, prairie falcon and barn owl.

Raptors help to control rodent populations that might otherwise threaten crops. Some are able to consume their weight each day in mice, ground squirrels, and other small animals. Man has been their chief enemy, but today they are protected by law.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 50.65′ N, 121° 23.472′ W. Marker is in Tulelake, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on County Route 126, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located within the boundaries of Lava Bed National Monument at the Petroglyph Point interpretive site. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Petroglyph Point (here, next to this marker); Warm Springs Indians
Petroglyph Point image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2009
2. Petroglyph Point
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Canby’s Cross (approx. 2.8 miles away); Captain Jack’s Stronghold (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tule Lake (approx. 3 miles away); Tule Lake Segregation Center (approx. 3.1 miles away); Burnett Cutoff - Muddy Waters (approx. 4.2 miles away); Attack at Hospital Rock (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironmentNative Americans
 
Petroglyph Point image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2009
3. Petroglyph Point
Petroglyph Point image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2009
4. Petroglyph Point
Petroglyph Point image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2009
5. Petroglyph Point
Well, Not Exactly a Bird of Prey, But.... image. Click for full size.
April 10, 2008
6. Well, Not Exactly a Bird of Prey, But....
This lonely Canadian Goose is perched high on the cliff.
Close-Up of Crevices and Nestholes image. Click for full size.
April 10, 2008
7. Close-Up of Crevices and Nestholes
Sign at Petroglyph Point - Location of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2009
8. Sign at Petroglyph Point - Location of Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on March 7, 2013. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   6, 7. submitted on March 3, 2013.   8. submitted on February 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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