[Tweeters] Ocean Shores birding

dlmoor2 at coastaccess.com dlmoor2 at coastaccess.com
Thu May 4 11:26:53 PDT 2017


Hey Tweets...to follow up on Lonnie's post, beach erosion will
definitely be a factor in spring birding...and who knows how much longer
since this city doesn't seem to understand the role birders can play in
a local economy.

Access to Bill's Spit has been cut off, even parking on Peninsula Ct is
limited due to buckling pavement. Parking at the marina is for
boat-launching or camping only, and the Quinaults have put a fence
around the entire rotting wooden pier at the recommendation of their
insurance agents.

As for the Oyhut access, best advice is access from the east end via the
path across from the cement water tower on Marine View Dr. But you can't
get over to the west side of the tidal creek from there.

The good news is this morning I saw five whimbrels on the beach north of
the Damon Rd. access (at the Best Western Lighthouse Inn) among all the
semipalmated plovers, dunlin, sanderling and sandpipers...oh, and a few
black-bellied plovers too....all after the fog finally retreated far
enough to see.

Meanwhile...hope to see you at the Grays Harbor Shorebird & Nature
Festival!

Dianna Moore

Ocean Shores
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