2020 Schedule of Events

Semi-Palmated Plover Photo by John Whitehead

NOTE: All scheduled events have been postponed until next year (2021)

Friday

12:24pm - 6:24pm Best shorebird viewing at Grays Harbor NWR

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 Loop

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

1:30pm - 4:00pm 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 Hoquiam High School

Western Sandpiper Photo by Tom Rowley

Saturday

1:06pm - 7:06pm Best Shorebird Viewing at Grays Harbor NWR

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

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

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

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

11:00am - 4:00pm Mudflat Meals at Nature Fun Fair

11:30am - 1:00pm Program: Shorebird Identification Basics

2:00pm - 4:15pm Field Trip to Grays Harbor NWR - Birds for Beginners

3:30pm - 4:30pm Program: Bring Back the Bees

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

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

Whimbrel Photo by John Whitehead

Sunday

1:48pm - 7:48pm Best shorebird viewing at Grays Harbor NWR

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

8:00am - 4:00pm Field Trip to Tokeland, Grayland, Westport Loop

9:00am - 4:00pm Shuttle Bus to Refuge

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

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

1:00pm - 2:00pm Poster Contest Awards Ceremony and Harvest Moon Storytelling

2:00pm - 4:00pm Guided Walk at Grays Harbor NWR

2:30pm - 2:45pm Procession of the Shorebirds

2:30pm - 3:30pm Program: Coastal Raptors

Black-Bellied Plover Photo by Tom Rowley