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.
Learn more about the complex
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
In the News
- May 07, 2013
Shorebird numbers were increasing each day during this year’s Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival, and the spring shorebird migration peaked on Sunday, April 28 when biologists counted some 48,000 shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge. Read about the Festival!
- 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?
- March 16, 2013
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 2013 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: Jun 20, 2013