MCAS Field Trip - MAR 29 - Harmony Headlands

Harmony Headlands - Birders at Ocean [photo by Freddy Howell]


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Harmony Headlands

DATE:                  Wednesday, March 29, 2023

TIME:                   8:30am to noon

LEADER:            Bob Keally

CO-LEADERS:  Bob & Robbie Revel

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.


Harmony Headlands is a place of pristine beauty and dramatic landscapes. Join leader Bob Keally for a morning of birding along a 3-mile trail (round trip) to bird various habitats beginning in a riparian zone, through coastal sage scrub and grasslands, past vernal pools and down to the rocky coast. We will look for sparrows, raptors and other birds associated with coastal grassland and chaparral communities. We will also look for migrating birds and our local nesters. At the shore we will look for cormorants in breeding plumage, turnstones, oystercatchers and sea ducks. The trail is moderate with some hills. Wildflowers will be in full bloom.

Wear a hat. Bring water, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides (if you have them) and dress in layers to accommodate wind and changing weather. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended. You might also want to bring snacks or lunch to eat at the ocean overlook. Ticks and poison oak may be encountered, so prepare accordingly. A portable restroom is available along the trail. Rain cancels.

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration and RSVP to Confirmation Required

Registration will open on the morning of MAR 14th. 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