These are a few of what we saw and heard:
Dark eyed Juncos kept visiting the campsite next to us (as long as it was empty) for scraps and things in the dirt. They liked retreating to the reeds, which were right beside our site and our tents and hammock.
There was a kingfisher couple around our tent area, and they would cross the river and come back again in the evenings. This bird was a conversational point with some of our camping neighbors, when they wondered what I was looking at and "did I have a camera attached to that thing?" (Tripod and long lens, which they thought was some type of telescope ;-) Because of these friendly conversations, I missed shooting both birds, and only got this one. They make funny, laughing sounds when they call each other.
There are ravens galore at this park, enjoying the fish left by fishermen at the river (which is more like a large stream, imho).
They also make incredibly loud, fun sounds which I am not used to hearing on a regular basis. It is something like "Eeeeh" and "Eeee Errrrr" (which Hubby quipped that they were mocking him at his inability to catch any trout).
And a cute sparrow, slightly different from ours at home, with the golden touch between his eye and beak:
And happily, we were visited by my favorite bird at the moment, Cedar Waxwings:
On Day two (our first full-day at the campsite), DD, youngest son, and I hiked the Eagle Ridge trail.
Halfway through the steep climb, there was a meadow in which to rest and snack. Then it was on to the cliffs and ridges...where we finally saw this:
Can you make it out from the tree branches? I was told it is a bald eagle, but since it is still so brown, it has to be a juvenile. Either that or a golden.
On Friday, it was coasting above the ridge, just to the north of our campsite, so I shot more photos. It has such a huge wingspan! Very notable when it flies right over ones head.
Maybe one of the many vultures we saw: