MCAS Field Trip - APR 6 - Cloisters To The Strand

Filling out Checklist at Cloisters [photo by Robbie Revel]


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Cloisters To The Strand

DATE:                  Thursday, April 6, 2023

TIME:                   9:00 to 11:00am

LEADER:            Karen Watts

CO-LEADER:     Claudia Frietas

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.

Enjoy a leisurely walk through many different habitats; from grassy park, reed lined pond, backyard bird feeders, and finally out to the Morro Strand State Park Beach. RED-WINGED and BREWER’S BLACKBIRDS visit many of the feeders and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS are lurking in the trees around the pond. There are a variety of breeding and migrant birds in the willows along the trails, north and south. The nuttalli race of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW is often seen up close. There is a possibility of seasonal pools on the beach. When present, these pools can have an amazing variety of species that are easy to view! Look for GULLS, TERNS and SHOREBIRDS. Walk will be on a flat trail and 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. Rain cancels.

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration and RSVP to Confirmation Required

Registration will open on the morning of MAR 22ndOn 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