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Join us this season for one of our all day pelagic birdwatching trips to Grays Canyon, a submarine canyon which lies 35 nautical miles due west from the mouth of Grays Harbor, on the edge of the North American continental shelf. The outer half of the shelf and the Canyon support a vast array of marine life. In addition to regular species like Black-footed Albatross and Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, our trips feature seasonal species such as Laysan Albatross, Flesh-footed, Short-tailed, and Buller’s Shearwaters, and South Polar Skua among many other offshore species. You may wish to choose one of our mid-summer Outer Slope trips, when we will take you further offshore looking for Leach’s Storm-Petrel.

So come on out and enjoy some of these fantastic birds in this our 40th year as you can only experience on a Westport Seabirds Trip!

Late October Trip Added!!! Saturday, October 29, Sign Up Now!!

Conducting pelagic trips off Washington since 1966

About Westport Seabirds


Photograph, Monte Carlo Terry Wahl initiated trips offshore to Gray's Canyon in September of 1966 and began systematic censusing in September of 1971, which continues through the present. Westport Seabirds trips have produced the longest running database of birds counted at sea in the world and have provided the foundation for several papers on seabirds of the northeast Pacific, including ...

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Image Gallery


Black-footed Albatross Black-legged Kittiwake Hawaiian Petrel Shy Albatross Thick-billed Murre Laysan Albatross1

2016 Schedule

Gray’s Canyon trips cover the Continental Shelf and Gray’s Canyon, a submarine canyon at the shelf edge. Outer Slope trips cover the same area as the Gray’s Canyon trips, with additional time...


Possible Species


Birds that can be expected on most or all April – October trips: Black-footed Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Sooty Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Red-necked and Red Ph...

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