[Tweeters] Cougar Mt. birding - Pac slope flycatchers

BRAD Liljequist bradliljequist at msn.com
Fri May 6 12:33:25 PDT 2022

I've been meaning to post for some time that Cougar Mt is a superb place for birding, esp in spring - warblers, flycatchers, etc. I was the only person on the main trail running up from Newport Way yesterday. It was not the most birdy day, but it was also wet - but had a handful of Pacific Slope Flycatchers close to the top (all by sound only).

You can drive to the top and walk around the upper trails. My favorite for birds though is the trail that runs from the small parking area on SR900, just south of Talus Drive. Also the Newport Way trailhead is good.

I highly recommend taking a map - there is a maze of trails up there and it's actually quite easy to get lost.

It's also a great winter training hike bottom to top, around 1200' vertical.

Brad Liljequist
Phinney Ridge
Seattle WA
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