Location: Northeastern Oregon and extreme southeastern Washington, United States.
Size: 25,000 square miles (About the size of West Virginia, United States)
General description: This ecoregion is found within the Temperate Coniferous Forest major habitat type. 466 species are found in this ecoregion, 42% of them being birds. Riparian and old growth forests and several mountainous and basin areas make up the Blue Mountains ecoregion.
Birding: This area is important for many bird species. Northern Spotted Owl, White-headed Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker and Pygmy Nuthatch are just a few of the species that benefit from the old-growth forests.
Northern Spotted Owl (Threatened)
Photo courtesy (c) of Nathan Hamm