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Pacific Northwest Trip: Grays Harbor Shorebirds with Stefan Schlick *FULL*

Early September is the perfect time to enjoy shorebird migration. Join Portland Audubon and explore the west coast birding hotspot of Grays Harbor! From Marbled Godwit flocks in Westport to Sooty Shearwater on the horizon, this trip will excite any birdwatcher and ocean lover.

After leaving Portland at 6 a.m. from the Vanport/Delta Park Park &Ride, our first stop will be Bottle Beach, a state park preserved for its extensive tide flats and bird habitat. Depending on the tide, many shorebirds are possible including Red Knot, Ruddy Turnstone, and Black-bellied Plover.

The second day we will stay on the Ocean Shores side and will be doing a fair amount of walking on sand. A visit to Brown’s Jetty at the very southern tip of the Point Brown peninsula may yield rock pipers (Wandering Tattler, Surfbird, Black Turnstone). We will constantly be on the lookout for Sooty Shearwater offshore.

The Hoquiam Storm Treatment Plant is typically great for peep flocks, and several species of ducks, gulls, and terns. There is passerine habitat as well with possibilities of Lincoln’s Sparrow, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Orange-crowned Warbler. We will also explore Westport​ ​Harbor, the largest marina on the Pacific Northwest coast. ​Heerman’s Gull, Brandt’s Cormorant, and Brown Pelican are possible here.

*This is a self-driving trip.

The last stop before heading back to Portland will be reliably birdy Tokeland where we will be looking for Heerman’s Gull, Caspian Tern, and Willet. We will aim for a return time of 7 p.m.

All COVID-19 safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Authority will be followed on our outdoor programs. Masks are mandatory.

Register today to travel with us to Gray's Harbor!

Early September is the perfect time to enjoy shorebird migration. Join Portland Audubon and explore the West Coast birding hotspot of Grays Harbor! From Marbled Godwit flocks in Westport to Sooty Shearwater on the horizon, this trip will excite any birdwatcher and ocean lover.

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Trip Details

  • Trip Leader: Stefan Schlick
  • Fee: $495 members / $645 non-members
  • When: September 10-12, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Single supplement: $100
  • Group size: Limited to 10 participants
  • What is Included: Two nights lodging based on double occupancy, all meals except dinners, the services of your experienced Portland Audubon leaders. Not Included: Dinners, transportation (please drive yourself) and alcoholic beverages.

Details

Start:
September 10
End:
September 12
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Organizer

Tara Lemezis
Email:
tlemezis@audubonportland.org