Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival
B I R D L I S T
What is a Shorebird? Good question!
Shorebird is a name given to the group of birds that are usually
found along the shoreline. They include plovers, turnstones,
sandpipers, dowitchers, and others. Some shorebirds can be found
in Grays Harbor County all year; others only during their migration.
A good way to start learning the common shorebirds is to attend
the shorebird identification class and field trip at the Shorebird
Shorebirds commonly seen in Grays Harbor County during migration
(How many have you seen? Can you find them all?)
A list of birds seen
during the field trips of the 2015 Shorebird Festival
can be downloaded here (Acrobat PDF file). You will
need to download
the Adobe Acrobat reader if you don't already have
Best times to view shorebirds
Shorebirds can be viewed during
the period about 2 hours before to 2 hours after high tide.
During high tide, birds are closer and more concentrated for
better viewing. For coastal viewing, tidal cycles are not
as critical. High tides along the coast are about 1 hour earlier
than at the Grays
Harbor National Wildlife Refuge.
|Friday, May 6
||Noon - 4pm
|Saturday, May 7
||1pm - 5pm
|Sunday, May 8
||2pm - 6pm