• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Spruce Railroad Trail Closed from Lyre River Trailhead to Devil’s Punchbowl

    The trail will be closed for improvements from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

Birds

Blue grouse

Sooty grouse are commonly spotted in mountain meadows.

A peregrine falcon swoops down on a shorebird running along the beach. A long, cheerful, warble reveals a tiny winter wren singing hidden among the forest understory. Deep, hooting calls of a sooty grouse resonate across a mountain meadow. These are just a few of the many birds -- about 300 species in all -- that add color and song to the diverse habitats found in Olympic National Park.

 

North Coast and Cascades Network Landbird Monitoring - Report for the 2007 Field Season (pdf):
Siegel, R. B., R. L. Wilkerson, and R. C. Kuntz II. 2008. North Coast and Cascades Network landbird monitoring report for the 2007 field season. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCCN/NRTR—2008/114. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.


Did You Know?

dam with water flowing

Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.