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Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival

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   Birder enjoying the view On Friday (until 3pm), Festival Headquarters is located at the Grays Harbor NWR Office on Airport Way. On Friday from 4pm - 7pm, and all day Saturday, and Sunday, the Festival Headquarters is located at Hoquiam High School. See Events for information about location and fees.
   Please note that some events are free and others have a fee and require registration. To register for an event, complete and mail in the registration form. Fees must be paid at time of registration.


Friday, May 6

7am - 3pm Festival Information and Registration for fee events. Grays Harbor NWR Office on Airport Way.
8am - 4pm Field trip to Tokeland, Grayland and Westport. Meet at Grays Harbor NWR Office, Airport Way. $45 registration fee.
8:30am - 3:30pm Field trip to Ocean Shores. Meet at Grays Harbor NWR Office, Airport Way. $35 registration fee.
Noon - 4pm

Best shorebird viewing at Grays Harbor NWR (on own). High tide is at 2pm. Volunteers with scopes on Sandpiper Trail. Free.

12:30pm - 2pm Guided Bird Walk at Grays Harbor NWR. Meet at the Refuge Kiosk on Airport Way.
4pm - 7pm Festival Information and Registration for fee events. Festival Headquarters, Hoquiam High School.

7pm - 9pm

Dessert Reception at 6:45pm followed by the keynote speaker at 7:30pm

Keynote Speaker (starts at 7:30pm) and Dessert Reception (starts at 6:45pm). $15 registration fee.

Saturday, May 7

7:30am - 5pm Festival Information and Registration for fee events. Festival Headquarters, Hoquiam High School.
9am - 10am

Shorebird Festival Run/Walk for the Birds! 2 mile run/walk, 5K and 10K runs. 9am registration opens at Hoquiam City Hall, 609 8th Street. Run begins at 10am. $5 fee without a shirt; $15 fee with a shirt.

9am - 3pm Field trip to Huynisisoos (formerly Point Grenville). $40 registration fee.
9am - 5pm

Birding Marketplace at Festival Headquarters.

9am - 5pm

Nature Fun Fair at Festival Headquarters.

9pm - 5pm Mudflat Meals: See What Shorebirds Have for Dinner. Great for kids. Free in the Fun Fair Area.
9am - 10:30am Be A Shorebird and Procession of the Shorebirds. Make a mask or bring a costume and join the parade at 10:15am Free.
9:30am - 4pm Field trip to Ocean Shores. $35 registration fee.
10am - 5pm Shuttle Bus will run continuously between Festival Headquarters and the Sandpiper Trail at Grays Harbor NWR. Suggested donation $1 per rider.
11am - 11:30am Shorebird Festival Poster Contest Awards Ceremony - Festival Headquarters. Free
Noon - 1pm Lecture. Shorebird Identification Basics. $10 registration fee.
1pm - 5pm Best shorebird viewing at Grays Harbor NWR (on own). High tide is at 3pm. Volunteers with scopes on Sandpiper Trail. Free.
1:30pm - 4pm Field Trip - Shorebirds for Beginners. $15 registration fee.

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Social Hour with no-host wine and beer at the Elks Lodge in Hoquiam prior to banquet.

6:30pm - 9:00pm Annual Dinner with Speaker Ken Bevis at the Elks in Hoquiam $25 registration fee.

 
   
 
Sunday, May 8

 

7:30am - 4:30pm Festival Information and Registration for fee events. Festival Headquarters.
8am - 1pm

Field Trip. Birds, Beaks, and Bugs. $25 registration fee.

9am - 4pm

Birding Marketplace at Festival Headquarters.

9am - 4pm Nature Fun Fair at Festival Headquarters. Great for families! Free.
9am - 4:30pm Field trip to Westport. $35 registration fee.
10am - 6pm Shuttle Bus will run continuously between Festival Headquarters (Grays Harbor NWR Office) and the Sandpiper Trail at Grays Harbor NWR. Suggested $1 donation per rider.
1pm - 2pm Lecture.The Turkey Vulture: Love at Second Sight.
$10 registration fee.
2pm - 6pm Best shorebird viewing at Grays Harbor NWR (on own). High tide is at 4pm. Volunteers with scopes on Sandpiper Trail. Free.
2pm - 4pm Guided birdwalk at Grays Harbor NWR. Meet at Refuge Kiosk on Airport Way. Free.
   
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If you have questions about the Shorebird and Nature Festival,
call (360) 289-5048.

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Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival
P.O. Box 470
Montesano, WA 98563

Page last updated March 11, 2016