|Pacific storms dump most of their moisture on the west slope of the Cascades. As a result the east slope gets much less precipitation resulting in more open forests. Mixed conifers grow at higher elevations with Ponderosa Pine predominating at mid-elevations. At the base of the mountains trees give way to shrub- and grasslands. This varied habitat hosts a variety of bird species not found on the western slope. More from Birdweb.|
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Kittitas Audubon (Ellensburg) has more information about birding Kittitas County. Most of the locations listed are in this region with some on the Columbia Plateau.
Western Klickitat County, in the very southern part of this region, has a couple of good options: