Events for 2023 are below and here in our 2023_FWNWR-Calendar_0614.pdf. Our popular Wings Over Willapa Festival will be September 22 - 24, 2023.
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week and participate in Cornell Lab's October Big Day https://ebird.org/news/october-big-day-2023 while enjoying a lovely Fall hike. Rebecca Lexa, certified Oregon Master Naturalist, will lead an easy hike on two trails that provide the opportunity to see coastal forests, open fields, and freshwater and estuary wetland habitats. At the end of the South Bay trail, a scenic overlook with views of Willapa Bay, where flocks of shorebirds and waterfowl gather. River otters can sometimes be seen swimming through the sloughs. You can enter your list in the eBird website or mobile app and join 35,000 people from 185 countries who submitted 80,000 checklists with October Big Day last year.