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Riparian Habitats

Text by Dave Menke,  FWS Tule Lake
This habitat is located along the shorelines of rivers, lakes and wetlands within the Upper Klamath Basin watershed.  Vegetation found in riparian habitats includes deciduous trees such as willow, cottonwood and aspen which are often found along the shore lines of these water bodies.  Many bird species use riparian habitats as travel corridors during the spring and fall migrations.  Other birds may use riparian locations as favored sites for nesting and feeding.