It’s Whale Watching Week!
Bring your binoculars and be awed by one of the many natural wonders of Oregon.
While whales are visible from Oregon’s shores all year long there are two designated weeks when the viewing is better than ever, one in winter, and one now, March 24-31.
Hundreds of whales can be spotted swimming along the coastline each day. That’s because the great migration of 20,000 gray whales is underway as the huge mammals head back up the coast to Alaska, after spending winter living large in the warm lagoons off Baja California, where many of the females have given birth.
With there youngsters swimming along, the grey whales are returning home.
While the first surge of grey whales is moving north now, others will follow all the way through June.
The best viewing is from up high at Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach and from Neahkahnie Mountain by Manzanita, both places where trained volunteers from Whalespoken.org will be on site to help visitors spot the impressive mammals.