Trip Report
Squak Mountain 2013-04-30
2013-04-30 07:40 for 3 hrs 45 mins (running) 34 sightings Squak Mountain SP (WAKCSQKMT) Issaquah, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 47.51030,-122.04772 Map Elevation: 1500 feet
Squak Mountain just south of Issaquah is a forested peak rising about 1900' above the town. Habitats include wooded residential areas with a few small ponds and streams, mature 2nd growth coniferous forest (Doug fir, Western red cedar) and mixed forest (conifers plus Red alder and Big-leaf maple). PC, 36-48F, light W breeze. 1/2" new and melting snow above 1500' Parked at Issaquah High School, ran through neighborhood and up direct trail to the summit, then down towards the NW trailhead and back on the Eastside(?) trail, with birding stops.
Bird activity increased as the day warmed up.
Canada Goose 7  
Mallard 1  
Band-tailed Pigeon 2  
Vaux's Swift 1  
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1  
Downy Woodpecker 2  
Northern Flicker 2  
Hammond's Flycatcher 1  
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 2  
Cassin's Vireo 1  
Hutton's Vireo 1  
Steller's Jay 5  
American Crow 2  
Common Raven 2  
Black-capped Chickadee 3  
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15  
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3  
Brown Creeper 4  
Pacific Wren 29  
Golden-crowned Kinglet 6  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3  
Hermit Thrush 3  
American Robin 20  
Varied Thrush 7  
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5  
Black-throated Gray Warbler 2  
Townsend's Warbler 8  
Wilson's Warbler 1  
Spotted Towhee 5  
Song Sparrow 3  
Dark-eyed Junco 16  
Purple Finch 1  
Red Crossbill 2  
Pine Siskin 12