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Red Top Mountain (Jun 29, 2007 - Jul 01, 2007)
Red Top Mountain (WAKTRTMT) Cle Elum, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.30132,-120.76075 Map 23 species 1 trip (1 non-trip sighting)
Red Top Mountain is a prominent peak 10 miles NE of Cle Ellum on Teanaway ridge which runs N-S between Swauk Creek and the Teanaway River. It is accessed by a Forest Service road which turns E off Hwy 97 just N of the Mineral Springs Resort, which in turn is about 12 miles from Cle Elum. The peak rises a few hundred feet above the adjacent ridge and hosts a fire lookout. It is bare rock but the ridge and surrounding country is mostly forested with a few meadows and talus fields. The forest is mixed conifers - Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine, Grand fir, Larch, Lodgepole pine - apparently burned between 50 and 100 years ago as most of the trees are under two feet in diameter and show evidence of having grown up in an open landscape. The infrequent older trees and snags are charred. Cottonwood, alder and vine maple are scattered along the mostly intermittent streams. The geology is Teanaway basalt which along the top of the ridge hosts a variety of agate and quartz-filled nodules. The ridge is a well-known hawk migration route in the fall and hosts a typical assortment of east-slope forest birds at other times.
Species Sightings Trips First Date Last Date Avg/Sighting Avg/Trip Max Ct
Ruffed Grouse 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 1.0 1.0 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1   0 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 1.0 0.0 1
Northern Flicker 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 2.0 2.0 2
Hammond's Flycatcher 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 5.0 5.0 5
Warbling Vireo 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 2.0 2.0 2
Common Raven 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 4.0 4.0 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 4.0 4.0 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 2.0 2.0 2
Pacific Wren 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 2.0 2.0 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 2.0 2.0 2
Townsend's Solitaire 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 2.0 2.0 2
Swainson's Thrush 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 3.0 3.0 3
Hermit Thrush 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 8.0 8.0 8
American Robin 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 5.0 5.0 5
MacGillivray's Warbler 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 1.0 1.0 1
Townsend's Warbler 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 17.0 17.0 17
Western Tanager 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 4.0 4.0 4
Chipping Sparrow 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 5.0 5.0 5
Dark-eyed Junco 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 4.0 4.0 4
Lazuli Bunting 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 5.0 5.0 5
Red Crossbill 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 3.0 3.0 3
Pine Siskin 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 13.0 13.0 13
Evening Grosbeak 1   1 06/30/2007 06/30/2007 3.0 3.0 3
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