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A “working” yellow breasted chat decoy by carver Chet Wilcox being used in a migration tracking project by Klamath Bird Observatory.  Photo: Sarah Rockwell
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Salmon Cam Returns

We’re pleased to return Salmon Cam, a live view of spawning Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout.

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