MCAS Field Trip - MAY 21 - Stop and Scope - Rookery Babies on Display

Great Egret Adult & Nestling at Heron Rookery [photo by Bob Revel]

Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Stop and Scope - Rookery Babies on Display

DATE:                  Sunday, May 21, 2023

TIME:                   8:30am to 10:00amt

LEADERS:          Robbie and Bob Revel, Freddy Howell

Trip is not limited but does require registration so we can plan accordingly. You will not receive a confirmation as all are welcome. Directions are below.

Drop by the Heron Rookery in Morro Bay State Park to view the cutest babies in Morro Bay. Egrets, Herons and Cormorants are in various stages of their nesting cycle. Adults are in their magnificent breeding plumage and nestlings are visible and active. This is not a walking tour, so you may drop by anytime between the hours of 8:30am - 10:00am. Scopes will be set up in a fixed location for viewing. Bring your own binoculars, scopes and cameras. You may also bring a folding chair. Restrooms are available at the State Park Museum. Rain cancels.

Location & Directions – For those not familiar with the area, the Rookery is located between Windy Cove and The Inn at Morro Bay (60 State Park Road). Windy Cove is located just north of the State Park Museum. There is a hiking path that goes between Windy Cove and The Inn at Morro Bay. We will be set up about halfway between these two points.

Parking – you can park in the State Park Museum parking lot, at Windy Cove, or in the small parking area at the Rookery Signs. There is also parking just off the Morro Bay Golf Course along State Park Road. If you park in the Rookery parking area, walk south down the trail about 20 yards toward Windy Cove and the Museum.

Help – I need Directions – call for assistance @ 818-439-7723

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level: All experience levels welcomed

Registration Required!

Registration will open on the morning of MAY 6thOn 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 Robbie Revel