MCAS Field Trip - DEC 10th - Shorebird ID Made Easy Workshop


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Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Shorebird ID Made Easy Workshop

DATE:                  Saturday, December 10, 2022

TIME:                   9:00 am - 1:00 pm

LEADER:            Claudia Freitas

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.

DESCRIPTION: What is a 'shorebird?' What is the difference between a peep and a plover? How do you ever tell one shorebird from another? Learn how to tell our most common species apart. Claudia Freitas is an expert in shorebird identification and a presenter for the Morro Bay Bird Festival. Join Claudia for a photo presentation showing the characteristics of our local shorebirds, followed by a walk along the shore to test your new-found knowledge. Presentation will take place in the MCAS Office followed by a visit to a nearby location for in the field identification.

For the workshop, bring a notebook and a field guide if you have one. For the field portion, dress in layers, wear sturdy walking shoes, bring a hat, water, snacks, sunscreen and binoculars. Restrooms are available at both locations.

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

RSVP and Proof of Full COVID Vaccination Required!

Registration will open on the morning of NOV 25th On 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 websiteand/or SLOCOBIRDING via

Questions? Email Freddy Howell at