• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

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  • Work Scheduled for East Beach Road at Lake Crescent Starting July 10

    East Beach Road will be reduced to one-lane of traffic through work zones and delays of up to 15 minutes should be expected. Work will occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. through mid-July, weather permitting.

  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry for three weeks beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

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?

star-shaped purple flowers growing in a crack of a rock

That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.