MCAS Community Program - JUN 12 - Birding Field Trip & Annual June Picnic

2022 June Picnic (photo by Joanne Aasen)

When:      Monday, June 12th, 2023

What:       5:00 - 6:15 pm - Informal birding walk

                 6:15 - 7:15 pm - Picnic

Where:    Dairy Creek Group Area

                El Chorro Regional Park

      2961 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo

Cost:        There is a $3.00 entry fee (April-September) for Weekday use of El Chorro

MCAS will hold its annual June Picnic at the Dairy Creek Group Area, the third group area on your left as you drive into the park (across the street from the SLO Botanical Garden Children’s Garden). The closest restrooms are located at the Lupine Group Day Use Area or near the entrance to the park.

Dairy Creek Group Area is ADA accessible.

The potluck picnic will be held from 6:15 to 7:15 pm. Bring a dish to share (w/utensils), and your own reusable table setting (plate, cup, silverware, etc.), in addition to a picnic tablecloth if you have one. If you’d rather not share, bring your own meal. Assorted beverages and cookies will be provided by MCAS hospitality.

Prior to the picnic, an informal birding field trip around El Chorro Regional Park will be held from 5:00 to 6:15 pm. Join Jay Carroll and Eric Wier for a late afternoon walk through the varied habitats and surrounding environs of El Chorro Regional Park. This short bird walk will be over gentle terrain and will begin and end in the Dairy Creek Group Area in time for the Morro Coast Audubon Annual Picnic!

People of all birding skills are welcome. Some of the species we might expect to see include White-tailed Kite, Red-shouldered Hawk, California Quail, California Scrub-Jay, Western Bluebird, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Bullock's Oriole. Bring your own binoculars and take a casual stroll with fellow birders. No signups will be required.

We’d love to have you join us!

Questions? Email Wendy McKeown at