MCAS Field Trip - OCT 12th - Montaña de Oro Multiple Habitats


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Montaña de Oro Multiple Habitats

WHEN:                Wednesday, October 12, 2022

TIME:                   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

LEADER:            Mark Mushkat

Trip is limited to 12 participants. Signups will be taken for 24 hours. 12 participants will be randomly selected. The remainder will be put on standby status in case of cancellations.

Join Mark to explore the multiple habitats of the rugged coastal park of Montaña de Oro. The walk will follow the sea-bluffs along the south shore of Spooner’s Cove, through coastal sage scrub and south along the rocky coast looking for rock loving shorebirds, sea ducks and raptors. The walk continues along Islay Creek’s riparian habitat into the pine-studded campgrounds to observe passerines, woodpeckers and birds that call our coastal scrublands home. This is a gentle walk of about 1-2 miles along flat trails and paved road and is ADA accessible.

Bring binoculars and field guide; hats and sunscreen are suggested along with dressing for cool and windy conditions. Scopes are welcome. Restrooms are available at several places during the walk. Rain cancels.

Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

RSVP and Proof of Full COVID Vaccination Required!

Registration will open on the morning of SEPT 27thOn that date, the LINK to the Field Trip’s Registration Form will ONLY be sent out via MCAS ALERT and SLOCOBIRDING. If you are not already a member of these email lists, you can join MCAS ALERT via JOIN MCAS ALERT EMAIL LIST in the Footer of the MCAS website and/or SLOCOBIRDING via

Questions? Email Robbie Revel at