MCAS Field Trip - APR 19 - Elfin Forest

Wooly Stars and Vicky [photo by C. Gillen]

Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Elfin Forest

DATE:                  Wednesday, April 19, 2023

TIME:                   9:30AM-11AM

LEADER:            Vicky Johnsen

CO-LEADER:     Freddy Howell

Trip is limited to 15 participants - Signups will be taken for 24 hours. 15 participants will be randomly selected. The remainder will be put on standby status in case of cancellations.


The Elfin Forest Natural Area encompasses multiple habitats: Dune-Scrub, Maritime Chaparral, Manzanita/Oak woodland complex, and Riparian+Marsh giving us opportunities to see many different species of land birds. We will look for shorebirds, ducks, grebes and other wintering migrants from the viewing platforms. Our walk is a loop of about 1 mile on boardwalk and sandy trails.

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 NOT available. Rain cancels.

ADA Accessible: Yes

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration and RSVP to Confirmation Required

Registration will open on the morning of APR 4thOn 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