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Grays Harbor
National Wildlife Refuge

Paulson Rd, south of State Hwy 109
Grays Harbor County, WA   
E-mail: Jean_Takekawa@fws.gov
Phone Number: 360-753-9467
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  Wildlife Observation and Photography
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Visitors must stay on marked trails and boardwalk. Do not wander onto the airport runway or hanger area. This is Port of Grays Harbor property. To protect habitat, do not walk in the marsh or tideflats.

A wide variety of wildlife is present on the tidal flats, in the salt marshes, and in nearby uplands. Wildlife may also be seen from parking areas near the airport, from openings along the black top road and grassy field, and at the tip of the peninsula.

Best viewing times, for the shorebirds in the spring, are one hour before and after high tide. Each April during the spectacular annual shorebird staging, the Grays Harbor Audubon Society with the cooperation of the Service sponsors a Shorebird Festival. Peregrine falcons and merlins are also seen at this time.

Click here to view a bird checklist.

Contact the refuge manager for more information on the best viewing days and tides.

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