2018 Schedule of Events

Semi-Palmated Plover Photo by John Whitehead

Friday

7:00am - 3:00pm Festival Information and Registration at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge on Airport Way

7:30am - 3:30pm Field Trip to Tokeland, Grayland, and Westport

8:00am - 3:00pm Field Trip to Ocean Shores

9:16am - 3:16pm Best shorebird viewing at Grays Harbor NWR

10:30am - 1:30pm Guided Walk at Grays Harbor NWR

4:00pm - 7:00pm Festival Information and Registration at Hoquiam Middle School

6:45pm - 9:00pm Keynote Speaker and dessert reception at High School

Western Sandpiper Photo by Tom Rowley

Saturday

7:30am - 5:00pm Festival Information and Registration at Hoquiam Middle School

8:30am - 3:30pm Field Trip to Ocean Shores

9:00am - 4:00pm Shuttle Bus to Refuge (time printed in brochure is incorrect)

9:00am - 3:00pm Field Trip to Huynisisoos

9:00am - 10:00am Shorebird Festival Run for the Birds

9:00am - 5:00pm Birding Marketplace with Vendors and Exhibitors

9:00am - 5:00pm Nature Fun Fair

9:00am - 4:00pm Mudflat Meals at Nature Fun Fair

10:09am - 4:09pm Best Shorebird Viewing at Grays Harbor NWR

10:15am - 11:15am Lecture: Shorebird Identification Basics

11:30am - 1:30pm Field Trip to Grays Harbor NWR - Birds for Beginners

3:30pm - 4:30pm Lecture: Bring back the Bees

5:30pm - 6:30pm Social Hour with no-host bar

5:30pm - 9:00pm Annual Dinner and Speaker

Whimbrel Photo by John Whitehead

Sunday

8:00am - 4:00pm Festival Information and Registration at Hoquiam Middle School

8:00am - 3:30pm Field Trip to Westport

9:00am - 4:00pm Shuttle Bus to Refuge (time printed in brochure is incorrect)

9:00am - 4:00pm Birding Marketplace with Vendors and Exhibitors

9:00am - 4:00pm Nature Fun Fair

10:58am - 4:58pm Best shorebird viewing at Grays Harbor NWR

12:30pm - 3:30pm Guided Walk at Grays Harbor NWR

1:00pm - 1:30pm Poster Contest Awards Ceremony

2:00pm - 2:30pm Be A Shorebird and Procession of the Shorebirds

2:00pm - 3:00pm Lecture: Coastal Raptors

Black-Bellied Plover Photo by Tom Rowley