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An Incredible Journey: Your Guide to Grays Harbor NWR and the Shorebird and Nature Festival

Learn about the Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival, Grays Harbor, and the incredible journeys of shorebirds moving through the Refuge. Grays Harbor is designated a site of hemispheric importance by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, where more than 500,000 birds, or 30% of the population, relies on the intertidal resources during migration. Click on this link to learn more and be sure to visit the Sandpiper Trail at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge.


MOTUS, Revolutionizing Data Collection, One Bird at a Time

By Sarah Levy and Rylan Suehisa, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

March 18, 2020

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is an international collaborative research network of automated radio-telemetry receiving stations. With this technology, we discover more about the movement of birds – what path are they taking, how long do they stay in an area to replenish their energy, and where do they stop during migration? Learn more about this amazing technology and its use in Grays Harbor below: