This event provides a chance for people from near and far to learn more about shorebirds and this unique area.
See what everyone's been talking about! The shorebirds of Grays Harbor are truly worth a visit!
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AnnouncementsJune 19, 2013
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Complex is continuing to develop Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCP) for Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and the Black River Unit of Nisqually NWR with the help of the public, partners, and interested stakeholders. The CCPs will guide management of these Refuges over the next 15 years.Comprehensive Conservation Planning
About the Complex
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Complex includes Nisqually and Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuges.
Grays Harbor is managed as part of the Nisqually Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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In the News
- January 30, 2014
Come witness one of the most remarkable spectacles in nature, as hundreds of thousands of shorebirds funnel through Grays Harbor on their way north from South America to Alaska! Attending the festival is the perfect way to learn all about it!See all the details ...
- April 05, 2014
The Keynote Speaker at the 2014 Shorebird Festival will be John Marzluff. You can meet him and see his amazing presentation Friday, April 25 at 7:30 pm. The talk will be at Hoquiam High School and will be preceded at 7:00 pm by an desert reception. $15 Tickets are available at the door or at shorebirdfestival.comRead all about it!
- March 16, 2013
Care about the environment? There is probably nothing you can do that will have a greater positive impact than directly influencing the hearts and minds of the next generation.How do I get involved?
- January 29, 2014
Every year, the Poster Contest is an integral and fun part of the Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival. Kids make great art! This contest is a way for young artist to connect with one of the natural wonders of the world!Enter the 2014 Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Poster Contest!
Most of the world's population of Western Sandpipers move through Grays Harbor estuary, some spending two to five days.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., shorebird flock, ©jan wieser
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2014