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 ...
- March 26, 2016
The Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Shorebird and Nature Festival will be Robert Pyle. You can meet him and see his amazing presentation Friday, May 6 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.comWho is this "Robert Pyle"?
- December 12, 2014
Like drawing or painting wildlife? Up for a challenge? Enter the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest! The annual contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp education program, but ANY K-12 student can apply!Enter the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest!
- 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?
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: Aug 27, 2015