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Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii

Common in relatively intact low- and mid-elevation conifer forests of central and eastern King County, southwestern Kitsap County (Green Mountain/Gold Mountain vicinity), and Kittitas County. Rare elsewhere in Puget Trough lowlands in extensive remnant conifer stands. Also nests in tall cottonwood groves, as along Snoqualmie River at Carnation. In Kittitas County, most common in somewhat wetter conifer stands on north-facing slopes at middle elevations as well as along riparian corridors in ponderosa pine belt. Prefers dense forests with high canopy and little understory.