MCAS Field Trip - APR 1 - Santa Margarita Lake & Dancing Grebes

Dancing Grebes at Santa Margarita Lake [photo by Jessie Knowlton] 


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Santa Margarita Lake & Dancing Grebes

DATE:                  Saturday, April 1, 2023

TIME:                   10:00AM to 12:30PM

LEADER:            Kathanne Lynch

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.


This is an orientation to Santa Margarita Lake, its birds, and where to bird. We hope to see the courtship necking and dancing of Western and Clark's Grebes. We will carpool to three lakeshore stops to observe waterfowl and learn about grebes. Terrain: flat blacktop and gravel. Distance: We stand mostly. Walking is optional from our third and last stop.

There is a SLO County Parks Fee of $10 per car.

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.

There is a restroom at our first and third stop. Rain cancels.

ADA Accessible: This trip is ADA Accessible, although bring a chair because we stand for 20-plus minutes.

Experience Level: Birders and non-birding nature lovers.

Registration and RSVP to Confirmation Required

Registration will open on the morning of MAR 17th. 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