2019 Bird List

Below are 2019 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 22nd 2019

Black-bellied Plover: 42
Semipalmated Plover: 250
Dunlin: 6500
Western Sandpiper: 6500
Least Sandpiper: 2
Red Knot: 0
Dowitcher spp.: 15
Whimbrel: 0
Yellowlegs spp.: 0
Ruddy Turnstone: 0
Northern Harrier: 0
Peregrine Falcon: 0
Merlin: 1
Bald Eagle: 0

Dunlin Photo by Tom Rowley

Date: April 28th 2019

Black-bellied Plover: 51
Semipalmated Plover: 250
Dunlin: 20,250
Western Sandpiper: 6750
Least Sandpiper: 0
Red Knot: 0
Dowitcher spp.: 0
Whimbrel: 0
Yellowlegs spp.: 0
Ruddy Turnstone: 0
Northern Harrier: 0
Peregrine Falcon: 0
Merlin: 0
Bald Eagle: 0

Sanderling Photo my Michael Schramm

Date: May 3rd 2019

Black-bellied Plover: 22
Semipalmated Plover: 2415
Dunlin: 5513
Western Sandpiper: 4070
Least Sandpiper: 26
Red Knot: 1 Dowitcher spp.: 1
Whimbrel: 2
Yellowlegs spp.: 3
Ruddy Turnstone: 0
Northern Harrier: 0
Peregrine Falcon: 1
Merlin: 0
Bald Eagle: 2

Date: May 4th 2019

Black-bellied Plover: 0
Semipalmated Plover: 1625
Dunlin: 3775
Western Sandpiper: 4500
Least Sandpiper: 20
Red Knot: 0 Dowitcher spp.: 0
Whimbrel: 15
Yellowlegs spp.: 0
Ruddy Turnstone: 0
Northern Harrier: 1
Peregrine Falcon: 1
Merlin: 0
Bald Eagle: 0 Osprey: 1

Date: May 5th 2019

Black-bellied Plover: 8
Semipalmated Plover: 1425
Dunlin: 2700
Western Sandpiper: 2700
Least Sandpiper: 17
Red Knot: 0 Dowitcher spp.: 1
Whimbrel: 0
Yellowlegs spp.: 1
Ruddy Turnstone: 0
Northern Harrier: 0
Peregrine Falcon: 1
Merlin: 1
Bald Eagle: 1

Date: May 13th 2019

Black-bellied Plover: 0
Semipalmated Plover: 68
Dunlin: 225
Western Sandpiper: 430
Least Sandpiper: 0
Red Knot: 385 Dowitcher spp.: 0
Whimbrel: 0
Yellowlegs spp.: 0
Ruddy Turnstone: 0
Northern Harrier: 0
Peregrine Falcon: 0
Merlin: 0
Bald Eagle: 0

2018 Bird List

You can see the bird list from 2018 here