The following list represents birds I have personally seen or heard on or near Mt. Adams. Locations reflect where I have seen each species. Their range probably is more widespread than listed:
Great Blue Heron - Conboy Lake NWR
Mallard - Conboy Lake NWR
Goldeneye (possibly Barrows) - I've only seen the young ducks on Takhlakh and Bench Lakes.
Northern Goshawk - Common during fall migration in forests.
Cooper's Hawk - Common in forests and to above timberline most of the recreational year.
Sharp-shinned Hawk - Occasionally seen at and above timberline during the fall migration.
Prairie Falcon - Occasionally seen on the east side of the mountain.
American Kestrel - Occasionally seen at Conboy Lake NWR.
Harrier - Fairly common over fields and marsh at Conboy Lake NWR, occasionally above the mountain during fall migration.
Red-tailed Hawk - Fairly common above forest lands and to above timberline.
Golden Eagle - Occasionally seen over forest lands, at least on the east side of the mountain.
Osprey - Occasionally seen above Takhlakh and Bench Lakes.
Turkey Vulture - Occasionally seen on the east side of the mountain and at Conboy Lake NWR.
Ruffed Grouse - Commonly heard booming in the spring in forest lands.
Sooty Grouse: Dendragapus fuliginosus - below Cold Springs CG
Sora - Occasionally seen along Kreps Lane & Laurel Road at Conboy Lake NWR.
Sandhill Crane - Fairly common although rarely seen in early summer at Conboy Lake NWR.
Greater Yellowlegs - Occasionally seen along lake margins on the mountain.
Spotted Sandpiper - Fairly common in riparian areas on the mountain.
Wilson's Snipe - Occasionally flushed from marshes and ditches at Conboy Lake NWR.
Mourning Dove - Occasionally seen or heard at Conboy Lake NWR.
Great Horned Owl - Occasionally seen, more commonly heard.
Common Nighthawk - Fairly common flying over forest land and lower alpine slopes during evenings and early mornings. Often flushed from forest roadsides where they sleep days.
Belted Kingfisher - Occasionally seen at margins of the larger lakes and ponds.
Vaux's Swift - Fairly common above forests and high canyon rims, or occasionally over lakes skimming for insects.
White-throated Swift - One individual seen at close range skimming Bench Lake for insects.
Rufous Hummingbird - Fairly common in floriferous meadows and alpine slopes.
Acorn Woodpecker: Melanerpes formicivoris - Several spotted with a ponderosa pine snag and dead tops of oak trees all acting as acorn storage at the Klickitat Wildlife Area.
Lewis's Woodpecker: Melanerpes lewis - Klickitat Wildlife Area
Black-backed Woodpecker: Picoides arcticus - Along Willard Springs Trail Loop at Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
White-headed Woodpecker - Once seen in fall on DNR land at 4000' on the southeastern slopes of the mountain.
Downy Woodpecker - Fairly common.
Hairy Woodpecker -Fairly common.
Three-toed or Black-backed Woodpecker - I need to check notes to confirm which one I've seen in boreal forest on the west side of the mountain.
Sapsucker - Seen near the Klickitat River about 20 years ago. I'm not remembering which species right now.
Northern Flicker -Fairly common up to timberline.
Western Wood Peewee - Common in early through mid summer from Conboy Lake NWR and forests on the southeast side of Mt. Adams.
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Occasionally seen, more commonly heard.
Western Kingbird - Conboy Lake NWR
Eastern Kingbird - Conboy Lake NWR
Warbling Vireo - Commonly heard, occasionally seen in forest lands and riparian areas on the southeast side of Mt. Adams.
Common Raven - Fairly common from the lowlands to well above timberline.
Black-billed Magpie - Occasionally seen at Conboy Lake NWR.
Clarks Nutcracker - Common above 5000'.
Stellers Jay - Fairly common in forests up to 6500'.
Canada Jay, Gray Jay, Camprobber - Fairly common in forests up to 6500'.
Violet Green Swallows - Fairly common above large lakes and high canyon rims as well as over Conboy Lake NWR.
Cliff Swallows - Common at Conboy Lake NWR.
Horned Larks - Occasionally heard or seen above timberline, especially at spring or fall migration.
Black-capped Chickadee - Common in forest lands to 5000'.
Mountain Chickadee - Fairly common in forest lands above 4000'.
Chestnut-backed Chickadee - Occasionally seen in forest lands below 5000'.
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Commonly heard and seen in forest lands at all elevations.
Brown Creeper - Occasionally seen.
Bewick's Wren - Occasionally seen at Conboy Lake NWR.
Winter Wren - Fairly common in forest lands below 5000'.
American Dipper -
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Commonly seen in forest lands at all elevations.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Common seen in forest lands at all elevations.
Western Bluebird - Fairly common at Conboy Lake NWR.
Townsend's Solitaire - Fairly common to timberline in the fall.
Varied Thrush - Often heard, but more visible in fall when seen on all paved roads.
Hermit Thrush - Common. Usually seen in evenings on paved roads.
Swainson's Thrush - Common, although less commonly seen.
American Robin - Common.
American Pipit - Seen near snow patches or ponds and lakes above timberline. More commonly seen as they congregate for the fall migration.
European Starling - Most commonly seen at Conboy Lake NWR and around Glenwood, WA and Trout Lake, WA.
Orange-crowned Warbler - Occasionally seen in moist thickets on the east side of the mountain.
Yellow Warbler - Often seen and heard in moist thickets.
Townsend's Warbler - Fairly common in forest lands on the southeast side of the mountain.
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Very common.
MacGillivray's Warbler - Occasionally seen in brush in clear cuts.
Western Tanager - Very common and often seen and heard especially early in summer.
Black-headed Grosbeak - Fairly common and often seen and heard on the southeast side of the mountain in early summer.
Spotted Towhee - Commonly heard, occasionally seen on the eastern and southern slopes of the mountain.
Chipping Sparrow - Occasionally seen.
Song Sparrow - Occasionally seen and heard. Common at Conboy Lake NWR.
Savannah Sparrow - Occasionally seen at Conboy Lake NWR.
White-crowned Sparrow - Fairly common around forest clearings.
Dark-eyed Junco (both slate-colored and Oregon variants) - Very common.
Western Meadowlark - Fairly common in fields around Conboy Lake NWR.
Red-winged Blackbird - Occasionally seen around Conboy Lake NWR.
Brewer's Blackbird - Occasionally seen around Conboy Lake NWR.
Brown-headed Cowbird - Occasionally seen (in migration) in clearcuts on the south and east side of the mountain.
Red Crossbill - A flock once seen near 4000' in forest on the eastern slopes of the mountain.
Cassin's Finch - Occasionally seen to near timberline.
Evening Grosbeak - Occasionally seen and heard high in the trees on the south side of the mountain.
American Goldfinch - Occasionally seen around Conboy Lake NWR.
Pine Siskin - Fairly common in treetops above 3000'.