Breitenbush Mountain

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Location

Much of the town of Detroit and the surrounding forest was destroyed by the 2020 wildfires, and as of September, 2022 much of the area is still closed. The current closure extends until July 31, 2023. Check the US Forest Service website for updates and current status after that date.

To reach the area, from SR 22 in Detroit 12 go north mi on FR 46, then right on FR 4685 for 6.9 mi.

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Habitat and Birds

Traditionally this is a good spot for forest species, including Sooty Grouse, Hermit Warbler and others. However, the habitat has been severely degraded by the fires, and the road closures do not allow access to the site to determine the current status. This note will be updated once access is allowed.

The bridge where FR 4685 crosses the Breitenbush River is a good spot to look for Harlequin Duck. Brushy areas can yield Fox and White-crowned Sparrow, Dusky Flycatcher, MacGillivray’s and Nashville Warbler, Red Crossbill, Hairy Woodpecker, Western Bluebird, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Calliope Hummingbird, Townsend’s Solitaire and Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco.

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