Colockum Wildlife Area Professional Review and Guide
"As one of the least-explored and least-accessible wildlife areas in central Washington, the Colockum Wildlife Area and the road up and over Colockum Pass offer some of the best bird-watching secrets in the state. The trouble is determining the best way to view the area without the need for a rugged four-wheel-drive vehicle. The road up to Colockum Pass is not recommended for passenger cars.
Habitats: Shrub-steppe, lowland riparian, mountain riparian, freshwater marsh, mixed forest, cliffs. Specialty birds: Golden and Bald Eagles; Northern Goshawk; Swainson’s Hawk; Peregrine Falcon; Chukar; Blue Grouse; Flammulated and Northern Pygmy-Owls; Vaux’s Swift; Black-chinned, Calliope, and Rufous Hummingbirds; White-headed, Lewis’s, Blackbacked, and Pileated Woodpeckers; Williamson’s and Red-naped Sapsuckers; Hammond’s, Gray, Dusky, and Pacific-slope Flycatchers; Cassin’s Vireo; Gray Jay; Pygmy Nuthatch; Western Bluebird; Sage Thrasher; Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch; Pine Grosbeak."