MCAS Field Trip - OCT 1st - Shorebirds for Beginners


Long-billed Curlew [photo by Mike Bush]


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Shorebirds for Beginners

DATE:                  Saturday, October 1, 2022

TIME:                   8:30am - 11:00am

LEADER:            Robbie Revel

CO-LEADER:     Karen Watts

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.


Willets, Whimbrels and Curlews, Oh My!! Sandpipers and shorebirds can be confusing. So Identification of Shorebirds will be our goal as we walk along Morro Strand and explore the beach and seasonal pools that often have an amazing variety of species. We hope to see large sandpipers, little peeps, plovers, gulls, terns, and other birds that use our beaches as foraging environments. Learn to identify our most common winter visitors. Walk will be on a flat 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/not available. Rain cancels.

Experience Level: Beginners and Intermediates

RSVP and Proof of Full COVID Vaccination Required!

Registration will open on the morning of SEPT 16th. On that date, the LINK to the Field Trip's Registration 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