The Klamath and Tulelake Basins are world famous bird watching destinations. The Lava Beds should be part of any birder's travel plans to these areas, as the Monument provides a variety of habitats for both migratory and year-round resident species.

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There are two hardy species of amphibians in the park.

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Fourteen species of bats inhabit the caves, cliff faces, and forests within the park.

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A cave isopod

Crustaceans & Cave Invertebrates

Hidden in deep, dark caves, a few crustaceans and other invertebrates live secret lives...

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Two-tailed Swallowtail

Insects & Above-Ground Invertebrates

Many colorful and interesting insects can be found in the park...

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Several species of lizards and snakes live here, including rattlesnakes.

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From kangaroo rats to mountain lions, a variety of mammals are found here...

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