So, I think I can safely say that Modoc National Wildlife Refuge might just be the most beautiful refuge I've ever been to.
Even when it's brown and dead from the winter, it's still a place with 360 degree views and gorgeous mountains everywhere you look.
And a place where swans greet you when you first drive in can't be half bad either!
This is my dream house, and it sits right there on the refuge...
I wonder who (if anybody) lives there and if they know how lucky they are to simply look out their window and see Sandhill Cranes.
During our drive through the scenic auto tour, we saw lots of cranes and ducks. Visit my birding blog Wings and Daydreams for photos!