2018 Bird List

Below are 2018 survey reports from the Grays Harbor NWR Wildlife Biologist and Refuge Volunteers. Surveys are conducted every few days during shorebird migration. All surveys are begun 2.5-3 hrs before predicted peak tide height and for about 2 hours after and are conducted along the Sandpiper Trail at the Refuge. For more information about tides and shorebird viewing, click here.

Note: Non-shorebird species are listed in italic font.

Grays Harbor NWR on eBird

Western Sandpiper Photo by Tom Rowley

Date: April 27th 2018

Black-bellied Plover: 24
Semipalmated Plover: 260
Dunlin: 6000
Western Sandpiper: 6000
Least Sandpiper: 12
Red Knot: 1
Dowitcher spp.: 9
Whimbrel: 0
Yellowlegs spp.: 0
Ruddy Turnstone: 0
Northern Harrier: 2
Peregrine Falcon: 0
Merlin: 0
Bald Eagle: 0

Dunlin Photo by Tom Rowley

Date: April 28th 2018

Black-bellied Plover: 5
Semipalmated Plover: 800
Dunlin: 10,010
Western Sandpiper: 9800
Least Sandpiper: 5
Red Knot: 4
Dowitcher spp.: 8
Whimbrel: 2
Yellowlegs spp.: 5
Ruddy Turnstone: 0
Northern Harrier: 2
Peregrine Falcon: 1
Merlin: 1
Bald Eagle: 2

Sanderling Photo my Michael Schramm

Date: April 29th 2018

Black-bellied Plover: 0
Semipalmated Plover: 629
Dunlin: 200
Western Sandpiper: 0
Least Sandpiper: 0
Red Knot: 0 Wilson's Snipe: 1
Dowitcher spp.: 0
Whimbrel: 0
Yellowlegs spp.: 0
Ruddy Turnstone: 0
Northern Harrier: 0
Peregrine Falcon: 0
Merlin: 0
Bald Eagle: 0

2017 Bird List

You can see the bird list from 2017 here