MCAS Field Trip - DEC 23rd - “Stop and Scope” - King Tide at Morro Bay State Park Marina Boardwalk

Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       “Stop and Scope”

                              King Tide at Morro Bay State Park Marina Boardwalk

DATE:                  Friday, December 23, 2022

TIME:                   9:00am to 11:00am  AND

                              11:00am to 1:00pm

LEADERS:          Robbie and Bob Revel, Claudia Freitas, Mark Mushkat, Freddy Howell

Trip is open to all, but does require registration.


Take a break from the stresses of the holidays!  Grab the kids and grandkids and head to the Marina Boardwalk to view the bay at King Tide.

This is not a regular field trip. We invite people to stop by for a view of the high tide and the shorebirds it will bring close in. This is a special high tide called the King Tide because it will be the highest of the year at 9:12am on Friday, December 23. We will set up scopes at the back platform, the midpoint platform, and the last small platform with the bench.

Enjoy an informal stroll along the Boardwalk between the stations which will be staffed by MCAS Field Trip leaders Robbie and Bob Revel, Claudia Freitas, Mark Mushkat and Freddy Howell who will help you identify our winter shorebirds and migrants, as well as the land birds occupying the coastal sage scrub habitat.

Drop by anytime between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00am for the OH! AH! experience of the King Tide and/or 11:00am to 1:00pm to see what birds come in with the receding tide and take advantage of the scopes.Bring your own binoculars and cameras. Dress for cool and windy conditions. The complete loop is a short walk of about one mile on a boardwalk and dirt path and is ADA accessible. Restrooms are available in the parking lot beside Bayside Cafe and at the State Park Campgrounds. Rain cancels.

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration will open on the morning of DEC 8th. 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 website and/or SLOCOBIRDING via

Questions? Email Freddy Howell at