EUREKA! THE BIRDS OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Feb 2020


FEBRUARY 2020

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IMPORTANT NOTICE



Dear Members of the Morro Coast Audubon Society, 
            Please be advised that we are heeding the science on the COVID-19 and are following the recommendations of the medical experts. To this end, we have canceled all Community Programs, bird walks, and in-person meetings until further notice. 
            The Board will be discussing at our call-in April Board meeting how to conduct the Members' Meeting and votes on the new Board. We will let you know when we come up with a solution.
            The Board continues to encourage members to get outside and enjoy the spring migration... just do it by yourself. We also encourage members to keep tabs on each other and help each other out if the need arises. We are all in this together!

Judy Neuhauser
MCAS President

FIELD TRIP: Atascadero Lake, 4/11


FIELD TRIP: Cancelled - Atascadero Lake
Saturday, April 11th

Based on recommendations from National Audubon, we have decided to cancel all in person activities through April due to the threats posed by COVID-19.

Join leaders Jeanette Stone and Freddy Howell for this bird walk around Atascadero Lake which will be approximately one mile long, at a slow to moderate pace, depending on where and how often we’re seeing birds.  The terrain is gentle, over flat surfaces. Best suited for beginners, but all experience levels welcome. Expect to see numerous species in a variety of habitats, with likely sightings of: Red-shouldered Hawk, California Quail, California Scrub-Jay, Woodpeckers, Western Bluebird and a variety of Waterfowl. 

RSVP Required! Trip is limited to 17 participants.

To participate you must email Jan Surbey, MCAS field trips chair, at jan@morrocoastaudubon.org to request and receive a confirmed reservation for this field trip. Exact meeting time and location will be given to those with confirmed reservations.

Bring hat, sunscreen, and binoculars if you have them. Jeanette and Freddy will have some binoculars to loan for participants not having their own.

FIELD TRIP: Birding by Ear at Oso Flaco, 4/4


FIELD TRIP: Cancelled - Birding by Ear at Oso Flaco Lake
Saturday, April 4th

Based on recommendations from National Audubon, we have decided to cancel all in person activities through April due to the threats posed by COVID-19.

"Birding by Ear" is back again by popular demand! Join Jessica Griffiths for a bird walk focusing on bird songs and calls. She will ID all of the bird songs heard, as well as presenting helpful tips and mnemonic devices for remembering who sings what.

RSVP Required! Trip limited to 17 participants.

To participate you must email Jan Surbey, MCAS field trips chair, at jan@morrocoastaudubon.org to request and receive a confirmed reservation for this field trip. Exact meeting time and location will be given to those with confirmed reservations.

Bring water, snacks, binoculars and field guides (if you have them) and dress in layers to accommodate changing weather. Sturdy shoes are recommended as there will be 1-2 miles of slow walking. Appropriate for ages 12 and up and all levels of birding expertise.

2020 Winners - MCAS Youth Scholarship



Morro Coast Audubon Society is delighted to announce the recipients of the first ever MCAS Youth Scholarship to attend American Birding Association's Young Birders Camp Colorado in July, 2020.

They are Owen Slater and Max Taylor.  Two outstanding and dedicated young birders that we feel certain will enjoy and benefit from this opportunity offered by MCAS.

Our congratulations to Max and Owen!

Kaaren Perry
MCAS Education Chairperson

Donations to this youth scholarship program continue to be accepted as we plan for 2021!

Casual Bird Field Observations - 4th St. Overlook - 3/11


Wednesday, March 11th, 2-4PM

Encore, Please! -- Since the first field observation opportunity was so well attended we're having another! 

Enjoy the newly rebuilt MCAS 4th Street Audubon Overlook. Join Jude Clement and Jan Surbey any time between 2-4PM as they look for and attempt to ID birds seen. Bring binoculars if possible; Jude and Jan will have some to “loan” if you do not have your own. No RSVP necessary. For questions or more information, contact Jan Surbey, MCAS field trip chair, at jan@morrocoastaudubon.org

2020 Survey For Seabirds




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EUREKA! THE BIRDS OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY - January 2020



JANUARY 2020

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