Date: 7/8/19 10:17 am From: Bryan Tarbox <bctarbox...> Subject: [Tweeters] RFI: North Cascades and Rainier National Parks
I'll be visiting North Cascades & Mt Rainier National Parks in two weeks and was wondering if anyone had any birding advice for those parks? We'll be visiting each during the week, in hopes of avoiding the most intense traffic, etc.
The two biggest target birds are Black Swift and Sooty Grouse.
Secondary target species include: Clark's Nutcracker, Black-billed Magpie, White-tailed Ptarmigan, Pine Grosbeak, Three-toed & White-headed Woodpeckers, and Lazuli Bunting.
Also interested in just generally birdy spots/trails, and good locations for seeing mammals (mountain goat, pika, bears, etc).
And would I be correct to assume that finding Flammulated, Boreal, Spotted or Great Gray Owl would be extremely unlikely? And in the case of Spotted, any location information shouldn't be shared, to protect the species, right?
Thank you! Bryan Tarbox San Marcos, TX <bctarbox...>