MCAS Field Trip - JUN 6 - Santa Margarita Lake

Dancing Clark’s Grebes [photo by Derek Wong]


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Santa Margarita Lake

DATE:                  Tuesday, June 6, 2023

TIME:                   10:00AM to 12:30PM

LEADER:            Claudia Freitas

CO-LEADER:     Revel Team

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. Only registered people may attend.


This is an orientation to Santa Margarita Lake, its birds, and where to bird. We hope to see the courtship dancing and perhaps nesting of Western and Clark's Grebes. We will walk and carpool to a number of lakeshore observation points and learn about grebes and take short hikes in search of woodland birds. Terrain: flat blacktop and gravel Distance: We stand mostly, but there will be some walking, approximately one mile. There is a SLO County Parks Fee of $10 per car.

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 along the way. Rain cancels.

ADA Accessible: Yes, although bring a chair because we stand for 20-plus minutes.

Experience Level: Birders and non-birding nature lovers.

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required!

Registration will open on the morning of MAY 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 Freddy Howell