Thursday, September 20, 2018

COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Birds of San Luis Obispo County 2017 Part II

Birds of San Luis Obispo, 2017, Part II

Awe Inspiring Bird Photography taken throughout San Luis Obispo County in 2017
with an Artist Reception to precede the Program

Program Coordinated and Presented by David Keeling
With music by Bob Clark

Monday, October 15th 
Reception at 6:30 pm & Program at 7 pm
at SLO Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion in El Chorro Park

Birds of SLO 2017 Part II is a slide show featuring outstanding images of over 200 species of birds taken last year by some of the finest nature photographers in the county. The photos are amazing and their impact is heightened by the synergistic effect of live guitar accompaniment by Bob Clark.

The program will be preceded by an artist reception to honor the photographers. Drinks and snacks will be provided courtesy of MCAS. If you enjoy birds and birding, you’ll enjoy the evening. It will be great entertainment and motivation to get out and bird more often in our county. You’d be hard pressed to come up with an example of anything quite like it.

All MCAS Community Programs are free and open to the public.  As always, all ages are welcome.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

17th Annual Hi Mountain Condor Lookout Campout and Open House Event

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 (all day event)
Where: Hi Mountain Lookout, Los Padres National Forest in San Luis Obispo County  

Come and discover one of the largest and most endangered flying birds of North America. California Condors are radio tracked from Hi Mountain Lookout, flying near release sites in Big Sur and Pinnacles National Park in Central California and Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, the Sespe Condor Sanctuary, and Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Southern California. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about condor biology and the reintroduction of these magnificent birds back to the wild.  The Hi Mountain Lookout Project is a collaboration between Morro Coast Audubon Society, U.S. Forest Service at Los Padres National Forest, U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service California Condor Recovery Program, Cal Poly Biological Sciences Department, Ventana Wildlife Society, and Pinnacles National  Park.

Hi Mountain Lookout has been restored as a biological field research station and visitor center. Tour the interpretive visitor center with condor and other local wildlife displays and an extensive collection of local natural history references. Meet and socialize with our staff and community volunteers. Cal Poly student interns will discuss their ongoing field research projects in the Hi Mountain area, including condor telemetry.

The open house schedule includes condor radio tracking demonstrations, native plant identification, bird watching field trip, and a local geology walking stroll.  Bring a picnic lunch at noon. Families with children are welcome. For those staying until the sunset watch, a potluck dinner is followed by evening speakers. Overnight camping sites are available at ‘Cypress Hill’ near the lookout or at the USFS Hi Mountain Campground one mile down the road.

For driving directions and other information go to the website and visit the Hi Mountain Lookout Facebook page at   To RSVP for the event please contact Steve Schubert at # (805) 440-9390 or e-mail at   


Friday, September 7, 2018

VOTING OPEN - Photo-to-Postcard Contest

VOTING is now open for the
2018 Morro Coast Audubon Photo-to-Postcard contest.

You can either VOTE HERE (online) or via paper ballot at the MCAS office on Embarcadero in Morro Bay (Address + Map).

ANYONE can vote. No restrictions except that each person can only vote ONCE.

So…. go VOTE!!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

NEW Workshop for Beginning & Casual Birders

Long-billed Curlew
Photo by Kaaren Perry
On behalf of Morro Coast Audubon, in October Kaaren Perry will be introducing a series of workshops and field trips for beginning and casual birders. The subjects for this workshop will be the more common birds of the mudflats, shallow water, and open shores that are seen in San Luis Obispo County in winter.  

Three weekly classes will be held in Morro Bay and two related field trips will also be offered with this series during the month of October.  

For the workshop page with all the details, Click here.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Fund Raising Event at Sweet Springs Saloon

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Sweet Springs Saloon has committed to a $2,500 contribution to Sweet Springs Nature Preserve.  Come join the fun!