MCAS Field Trip - JUL 22 - Cloisters to the Strand

Registration Closed.

Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Cloisters to the Strand

DATE:                  Friday, July 22

TIME:                   8:30am to 11am

LEADER:            Karen Watts

CO-LEADER:     Claudia Freitas

Trip is limited to 15 participants – Signups will be taken for 24 hours. 15 participants will be randomly selected. The remainder will be put on standby status in case of cancellations.

Enjoy a leisurely walk through many different habitats; from grassy park, reed lined pond, backyard bird feeders, tree tunnel and finally out to the Morro Strand State Park Beach. RED-WINGED and BREWER’S BLACKBIRDS visit many of the feeders and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS are lurking in the trees around the pond. There are a variety of breeding and migrant birds in the willows along the trail north and south. The nuttalli race of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW breeds nearby and is often seen up close. Just as the trail reaches the beach sand there is a seasonal pool. In another 100 yards to the north there is another seasonal pool. When present these pools, although small, can sometimes have an amazing variety of species present and easy to view! Look for GULLS, TERNS and SHOREBIRDS.  Walk will be on a flat trail and beach with some areas of deep sand. Expect to walk 1 – 2 miles at a slow pace.

Bring a hat, water, snacks, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides (if you have them) and dress in layers to accommodate wind and changing weather. Sturdy shoes are recommended.  Restrooms are available. Rain cancels.

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

RSVP and Proof of Full COVID Vaccination Required!

Registration will open on the morning of July 7th. The LINK to the Field Trip’s Registration Form will ONLY be sent out on above date via MCAS ALERT and SLOCOBIRDING. If you are not already a member of these email lists, you can join MCAS ALERT via JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST in the Footer of the MCAS websiteand/or SLOCOBIRDING via Groups.io.

Questions? Email Freddy Howell freddy@morrocoastaudubon.org