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Bird Watching


Lake County’s diverse landscape provides an ideal habitat to a variety of bird species throughout the year, making it one of the premier bird watching destinations in North America. It has been named an “Important Bird Area” by Audubon California.

Blue Herons, Western Grebes, Ospreys, Barn Owls and the majestic American Bald Eagle are just some of our feathered residents that will keep your binoculars busy year-round. Our lake shores, mountain pine forests, river valleys, marshes, and creeks are all within the Pacific Flyway, a north-south migratory path that runs from Alaska all the way to the tip of South America.

Looking for a guided tour? Try our friends at Eye of the Wild Wildlife & Scenic Pontoon Boat Tours. Their customized trips are fun for the whole family and offer a great opportunity to photograph plenty of our feathered friends and other wildlife.

Outdoor Recreation


No matter your preference or skill level, Lake County offers outdoor adventure for everyone from professional guides to young children. With over 600,000 acres of public land perfect for birding and camping, 43,000 square acres of water surface for any water sport imaginable, 100 miles of coastline for fishing, and over 100 miles of hiking trail with the most stunning views, Lake County has not shortage on outdoor adventure.

Equipped with America’s oldest lake, California’s cleanest air, and the friendliest folks on Earth, come see what makes Lake County Clearly Different.