[Tweeters] re: coastal birding
re_hill at q.com
Thu Sep 4 13:49:59 PDT 2014
The early Canada Goose hunt in goose management area 3, which I believe includes Oyhut, runs Sept 10-15.
From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Dianna Moore
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:07 AM
Subject: [Tweeters] re: coastal birding
In view of the many who may still want to plan a trip to the coast, a few things to keep in mind:
* It may be pure blind luck to see birds out here! As many can attest to, the large numbers of peeps are here...they just may not be where you are at any given time. There are several sandbars and islands around the two harbors (Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay), and there is a lot of beach territory around the perimeters of those two harbors. Same with the rarer birds we want to see. I have often thought a large number of birders should station themselves around the various spots at the same time...and hope for good cell contact.
* Beginning next week we will have some 10 ft plus high tides in the afternoon (saltwatertides.com/Washington, Grays Harbor-Willapa, then Point Brown (for the game range). Two hours or so before high tide the birds start heading to the outer beaches, and it still amazes me to watch these large ribbons of shorebirds fly west over the Ocean Shores peninsula out to the beaches. If you are out there, you can even hear that rush of wings as they skim overhead, or even around you.
* Finally, the weekend of Sept. 20-21 is youth waterfowl hunting at Oyhut...be aware.
I hope you find time to visit...and I hope to see you out here...it's a great experience.
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