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Cutthroat Climb trail photo by Matt Lloyd USFW

The Magic of Migration Presentation Friday, April 28 and Walk, Saturday the 29th

  • April 28, 2023
  • April 29, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • April 28, 2023, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • April 29, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Friday: Salt Hotel & Pub; 147 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, WA and Saturday: Oysterville Road Beach Approach


Shrink your internal organs while doubling your body weight: it’s migration season! Let’s track the incredible journeys, and changes along the way, as our local migrants move between wintering and breeding grounds.  Ram Papish shares his experiences with migratory songbirds and shorebirds in far flung locations across North and South America. 

Ram Papish is a professional wildlife enthusiast whose varied career includes biologist, educator, photographer and wildlife artist. He specializes in design and illustration of interpretive panels. An avid traveler, Ram has a passion for observing and photographing wildlife worldwide.  

Ram will present Friday evening at the Salt Hotel, and lead a walk Saturday morning. The evening presentation begins at 6:30 pm in the upstairs room of the Salt Hotel and Restaurant (doors open approximately 6pm). Saturday's walk meets at 9am at the Oysterville Road Beach Approach (west end of Oysterville Road), with a beach hike to see a variety of shorebirds, gulls and raptors, and if lucky, perhaps a snowy plover. Then you will get back in your car and migrate to the northern Leadbetter Point parking area to continue viewing opportunities along Willapa Bay and through the shore pine forest.

Thank you to Salt for hosting the presentation; there will be a cash bar and food-ordering options (please come early if ordering dinner).

Space is limited; please register for these events! 

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