WHITCOMB FLATS NATURAL AREA PRESERVE
Features Protected: Seabird nesting habitat, western gull, and Caspian tern
Ecoregion: Northwest Coast (Grays Harbor County)
This small sandy accretion island in Grays Harbor supports nesting seabird colonies including western gulls and Caspian terns. Non-breeding birds include bald eagles and black-bellied plover.
Science, Research and Monitoring
Public and private universities, other research institutions and individual researchers may contact DNR to propose a research project at the site. If you are interested in pursuing research at Whitcomb Flats NAP, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of research and monitoring projects that have been carried out at Whitcomb Flats NAP:
Environmental Education and Public Access
Currently no formal educational programs are available at Whitcomb Flats NAP. The site is seasonally overtopped and island sands shift continually. For more information, contact the DNR Pacific Cascade Region natural areas manager.