MCAS Field Trip - SEP 16 - Bird Life in The Lakes of Atascadero

The Lakes of Atascadero [photo by Norm Pillsbury]


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Bird Life in The Lakes of Atascadero

DATE:                  Saturday, September 16, 2023

TIME:                   9:00 to 11:30 am

LEADER:            Norm Pillsbury

CO-LEADER:     Dale Ball and Steve Tillmann

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.

DESCRIPTION:  Enjoy a birding walk through the private development known as The Lakes of Atascadero (not to be confused with Atascadero Lake) marked by two small lakes, valley oak woodland, riparian strips, and ornamental plantings. Often, up to 40 species can be seen in a morning.

Terrain: Flat, gravel path, some grass walking. Distance: 1 - 1.5 miles. Restrooms are not available. Rain cancels.

Bring a hat, water, snacks, binoculars and field guides (if you have them) and dress in neutral colors, and with layers to accommodate wind and changing weather. Sturdy shoes are recommended. No dogs. Trip leaders will keep and share an eBird checklist.

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of SEP 1st. 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