• A fallen tree supports new life in the coastal forest.

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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.


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