This year the annual migration south from the waters off the Alaskan Coast will see over 18,000 Gray Whales travel the North America coastline to the Baja California Peninsula. Along the coast of Oregon the highest concentration of migrating whales tends to occur between mid-December and Mid to late January. The return north is spread out over a longer period during the spring. Late in March to June.
Generally the whales travel about five miles out but feeding takes them as it will. You can see them from many points along the coast. Binoculars and telescopes help.
Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay is part of the Oregon State Parks system. Depoe Bay is recognized as one of the best whale watching locations in the world.
In addition the State Park coordinates a network of volunteers that are posted at several proponent whale-watching vistas. Link to the list of whale watching vistas here
FOR MORE info on the Oregon Coast Whale Watching click here
Check out the beta first cut video –
INFO: 2012 Whale Watching Season first cut…