COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Birds of SLO County, 2018, Part 1

Barn Owl, by Norm Pillsbury

Tenth Anniversary of the most popular Bird Photography Series
with an Artist Reception to precede the Program

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

Monday, March 18th
Dark-eyed Junco by Jim Little
Reception at 6:30 pm & Program at 7:00 pm
at SLO Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion in El Chorro Regional Park

Birds of SLO, 2018 is a two-part slideshow featuring outstanding images of over 200 species of birds taken last year by fifteen of the finest nature photographers in San Luis Obispo county. The photos are amazing and their impact is heightened by the synergistic effect of live guitar accompaniment by Jack Collins and Bob Clark. 

The program will be preceded by an artist reception at 6:30 pm to honor the photographers and to celebrate the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of the Birds of SLO series. Drinks and snacks will be provided courtesy of MCAS. 

Bald Eagle, by Richard Mittleman
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.

FIELD TRIP: Harmony Headlands State Park


FIELD TRIP: Harmony Headlands State Park
Saturday, March 16th

RSVP Required! Limited to 15 participants**

Join leaders Eric Wier and Steve McMasters for this early spring trip. Trip includes about 4 miles (round trip) of moderate hiking (some hills) through grasslands and coastal scrub to ocean views. Target bird species include raptors, songbirds, and seabirds.

A portable restroom is available along the trail. Bring binoculars, water, snacks, hat, and sunscreen, and dress for the wind / weather. Rain cancels.

This is a FREE trip; no fees charged. 

**Those interested must reserve a spot by emailing Jan Surbey, MCAS field trip chair, at jan@morrocoastaudubon.org. Jan will send start time and directions to those with reservations.

RARE WINTER VISITOR

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EUREKA! THE BIRDS OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY - Nov-Dec 2018


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Community Program - Monarch Butterfly Conservation

Morro Coast Audubon Society 
Community Program

Monarch butterfly conservation:
not for the faint of heart 

Presented by Dr. Francis Villablanca

WHEN:  Monday, February 18th, 7 pm
WHERE:  SLO Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion in El Chorro Regional Park

Western monarch butterflies seem to be suffering from multiple threats. To name a few, these include loss of habitat, pesticides, non-native milkweeds, and climate change. We will review the current population status of western monarchs and discuss how their threats may be impacting the population.

Dr. Francis Villablanca received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in 1992. He has been at Cal Poly since 1999, and has been the research advisor for Monarch Alert since Fall of 2010. Monarch Alert is a citizen-based research project backed by graduate student researchers and faculty from Cal Poly. They focus on the demography and population fluctuations of western monarch butterflies by sampling overwintering populations in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties.

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