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Sandy shores, mudflats, salt marshes

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Sandy shores, mudflats, and salt marshes

The South Coast has a predominance of sandy shores, mudflats, and salt marshes. This is home to the hundreds of thousands of shorebirds and waterfowl, which migrate along the coast and those which nest here. This region also includes open areas and dune grasses surrounding the shorelines and salt marshes. Good examples of this habitat include the Ocean Shores Game Range, Grays Harbor NWR, Bottle Beach State Park, Willapa NWR, and much of the Long Beach Peninsula.

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