My mom and I backpacked 120 miles this week in the Willamette Pass area (mostly in the Diamond Peak Wilderness and along the Pacific Crest Trail), with a few birds among the mosquitos:
Of note to Lane Co. listers, a female WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER was along the PCT north of the Willamette Pass Ski Area on 7/26, near the Nordic Ski Shelter. A stone's throw into Klamath County, a pair of THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS was north of Rosary Lakes on 7/24, and we had another THREE-TOED near Hidden Lake along the PCT (in Klamath Co. south of Hwy 58) on 7/20. We bumped into a couple of Klamath Co. BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS, too: one near Summit Lake on 7/22 and another along the Oregon Skyline Trail southwest of Odell Lake on 7/27.
A GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH was at the summit of Diamond Peak on 7/23, a few yards toward the Klamath Co. side, and a CASSIN'S FINCH was just in Lane County on the peak's northern flank that morning. We flushed a couple of Klamath Co. SOOTY GROUSE along the PCT east of Diamond Peak on 7/20 and 7/22.
PINE SISKINS and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were easily the most abundant birds all week.
I can recommend wearing a bright red hat in the woods. Hummingbirds buzzed my head several times a day, including one persistent Rufous Hummer that probed my hat so long I finally scared it off by laughing. Maybe it was curious about the hat's logo: "Fly Emirates."