Tim Boyer Photography

Small Groups, Cool Birds, Fun Locations

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Fall Shorebirds of Grays Harbor

Fall migration of shorebirds heading south starts in July and lasts to almost November.  There will be an exciting mix of post breeding and fresh juvenal plumage birds on this workshop. We'll spend four days at various locations in and around Grays Harbor in different costal habitats looking fro fall migrants. Our target birds are: Black Turnstones, Surfbirds,and  Wandering Tattlers on the rock jetties; Sanderlings, Western Sandpipers, Black-bellied Plover, Dunlin on the beaches; American and/or Pacific Golden-Plovers in the short dune grasses' yellowlegs, phalaropes, dowitchers, willets, whimbrels, godwits and sandpipers on and around the local ponds.  We'll also keep an yey out for rarer birds such as Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed ?Sandpiper, Ruff, and anything else that might show up as a fall migrant.  Plan on arriving at teh hotel on August 27th for an orientation then the 28th through 31st there will be four full days of photography, with  four morning and four afternoon shooting sessions, where we will go to spots on the north and the south sides of Grays Harbor and one stop on Wiplipa Bay. We'll take a break in the middle of each day while the light is harsh and we'll ahve a couple of post-processing and image review sessions.

 

August 19th - 24, 2018        $1,600

 

General Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Orientation

Days 2 through 5: Shore bird photography sessions on the North and South sides of Grays Harbor 

Day 6: Departures

 

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