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Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge

Airport Way, Hoquiam, WA
(360) 753-9467
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Hoquiam
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Lewisville, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I'd been to the Harbor once before and enjoyed seeing the birds. My husband and I walked the whole route although the shorebird festival was going on. We only saw one flock of geese landing and one small flock of sandpiper like birds. But we did see a yellow warbler and a Pacific Wren on the trail.

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a very nice spot to stop and take a walk to view the birds. There are several blinds along the way so you can observe quietly. The surroundings are beautiful and it is a quiet haven.

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Cosmopolis, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Best time to visit is during the Annual Shorebird festival in the spring. Check with the Grays Harbor Chamber of Commerce for the dates. Shuttles will take you from the high school.

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Bellevue, WA
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13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2008

Thousands of shorebirds migrating between Mexico and the Arctic appear at the Grays Harbor NWR in late April and early May. We visited during the Shorebird Festival, which was well-attended. The festival arranged to buses between Hoquiam and the wildlife refuge. A mile and a half long boardwalk trail - the Sandpiper Trail - leads from the parking lot out... More

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