Blue grouse
Sooty grouse are commonly spotted in mountain meadows.

Do Not Feed Birds in the Park! All wildlife in national parks are protected by federal law. According to the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR § 2.2, the feeding, touching, teasing, calling, frightening or intentional disturbing of wildlife nesting, breeding or other activities is prohibited. Using apps to call out birds within the park is considered harrassment, especially if the bird is federally listed as threatened or endangered.

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 2019 Field Season
Natural Resource Data Series NPS/NCCN/NRDS—2020/1284 Amanda L. Holmgren,1 Robert L. Wilkerson,1 Rodney B. Siegel,1 Jason I. Ransom2 1The Institute for Bird Populations P.O. Box 1346 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956-1346 2National Park Service North Cascades National Park Service Complex 810 State Route 20 Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Last updated: June 21, 2024

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