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Summer Lake, Oregon

Between 75,000 and 100,000 snow geese arrive at the Summer Lake Wildlife Area each year during migration.

Evidence of the earliest humans in America was found in the Paisley Caves on the edge of Summer Lake in 2007.

Fossilised human excrement found in the Paisley Caves is between 12,750 and 14,290 years old.

Summer Lake and Lake Abert were once part of the giant Lake Chewaucan which covered an area the size of Hong Kong.

Abert Rim adjacent to Lake Abert is considered the longest exposed escarpment in the United States, stretching for 50km.

Summer Lake and Lake Abert are vital stop-off points for birds migrating north and south along the Pacific Flyway.

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