Mount Baker

Bellingham, Washington

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With an elevation topping 5,000-feet,Artist’s Point and the Heather Meadows at Mt. Baker offer glimpses of birds that can’t be seen in the lowlands of western and eastern Washington. Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch and White-tailed Ptarmigan are among the bird species found only on the state’s higher peaks, and with its location in the northern tier of the state, Mt. Baker also offers good chances to see birds more typically associated with the deep woods of the north, such as Northern Goshawk. Habitats: Mountain riparian, mixed forest, old-growth forest, subalpine, alpine meadow. Specialty birds: Bald Eagle; Northern Goshawk; Blue Grouse; White-tailed Ptarmigan; Northern Pygmy-Owl; Black and Vaux’s Swifts; Rufous Hummingbird; Pileated Woodpecker; Red-breasted Sapsucker; Hammond’s and Pacific-slope Flycatchers; Gray Jay; Graycrowned Rosy-Finch; Pine Grosbeak.

Mount Baker Professional Review and Guide

"With an elevation topping 5,000-feet,Artist’s Point and the Heather Meadows at Mt. Baker offer glimpses of birds that can’t be seen in the lowlands of western and eastern Washington. Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch and White-tailed Ptarmigan are among the bird species found only on the state’s higher peaks, and with its location in the northern tier of the state, Mt. Baker also offers good chances to see birds more typically associated with the deep woods of the north, such as Northern Goshawk.

Habitats: Mountain riparian, mixed forest, old-growth forest, subalpine, alpine meadow. Specialty birds: Bald Eagle; Northern Goshawk; Blue Grouse; White-tailed Ptarmigan; Northern Pygmy-Owl; Black and Vaux’s Swifts; Rufous Hummingbird; Pileated Woodpecker; Red-breasted Sapsucker; Hammond’s and Pacific-slope Flycatchers; Gray Jay; Graycrowned Rosy-Finch; Pine Grosbeak."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Bellingham
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best summer and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,100 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Baker

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