MCAS Field Trip - AUG 12 - Habitats: Salt Marsh and Mud Flats at the Morro Bay Marina Peninsula

Overview of Salt Marsh and Mud Flats [photo by Faylla Chapman]  


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents 

FIELD TRIP:       Habitats: Salt Marsh and Mud Flats at the Morro Bay Marina Peninsula


DATE:                  Saturday, August 12, 2023

TIME:                   1:00pm-3:00 pm

LEADER:            Faylla Chapman

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.


You may have been on the Marina Boardwalk and wondered about all the specialized plants that you see in the estuary. This is your chance to find out more about this unique environment. Join biologist Faylla Chapman to take an in-depth look at the salt marsh and mudflat habitats. You will learn how our estuary was formed, how it is constantly changing and how the native plants here are a resource for our migratory birds as well as humans and marine mammals.  

Terrain: salt marsh flats and boardwalk trail (flat)

Distance: about 1 mile RT

Bring a hat, water, snacks, sunscreen, binoculars (not required)and dress in layers to accommodate wind and changing weather. Sturdy shoes are recommended, walking sticks are not necessary. Restrooms are available in the State Park campground. Rain cancels. 

ADA Accessible: Boardwalk-Yes, Salt Marsh-No (but accommodations made)

Experience Level: All are Welcome

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of JUL 28th. 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