Each spring, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed along the Washington Coast and in the Grays Harbor estuary during their migration northward.Coming from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world’s greatest migrants. Some birds travel over 15,000 miles round trip! Our day starts with a hearty breakfast at the Fishing Hole in Montesano. Our guided tour is a 1.5 mile roundtrip, walk along the Grays Harbor National WildlifeRefuge’s Sandpiper Trail. The trail is mostly boardwalk and flat.Our expert guides will have spotting scopes to help get a betterlook at the birds, but you’ll want to bring your binoculars if you have them. Expect to see Sandpipers, Dunlins, Blackbellied Plovers, Red Knots and possibly even Peregrine Falcon. After the hike you will have time to check out the birders market and other festival activities before heading home.
$79/$89 Member/General Public
Includes transportation, meal, guided walk, and snacks. Departs LSC 7:30/OSC 8:00 am. Returns apprx. 5:30 pm.