Westport is a small fishing community which has become a popular spot in recent years for surfers and whale watchers. While it can't compare to Ocean Shores as far as birding it does offer some good opportunities to see some seabirds from the rock jetties, marina, and state park.
Birds in the Area
On the jetties Rock Sandpiper (October-March), Black Turnstones,, and Surfbirds can all be found. In the marina, look for loons, grebes, ducks, and gulls along with Sea Lions. Scan the water in the harbor and the open ocean for shearwaters, gulls, kittiwakes, terns, and alcids. Watch for Parasitic Jaegers during their spring and fall migrations.
The islands east of town house nesting colonies of Double-crested Cormorants, Caspian Terns, and gulls. Huge flocks of gulls can be found there in all seasons.
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels spent a couple weeks inside the marina in the spring of 1999.
Westport is reached via Hwy 105 from Aberdeen. Follow the signs on Hwy 105 towards Westport. Once you leave the highway the road you are on will take you all the way to the marina. Follow the signs to Westhaven Park (South Jetty), the airport, and the Observation tower.