The Columbia River is a remarkable place to look for migratory birds; the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge can be a stopover point for American coots, ducks, and waterfowl of a stunning variety. Perhaps the most wonderful sight to see is the migration of the snow goose. These sturdy white geese with black wing tips array themselves in mass swirling lines and patterns that animate the blue sky above it. Hundreds, even thousands of geese can move across an area in a matter of a few hours. Guests aboard National Geographic Sea Bird enjoy these sights from the comfort of their kayaks below on the calm waters of the Columbia, finding peace in one of the state’s best-kept wildlife refuges.