MCAS Field Trip - SEPT 17 - Birds and Bushes of Point Buchon

Sea Stacks off Point Buchon Trail [photo by Mike Baird] 


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents 

FIELD TRIP:       Birds and Bushes of Point Buchon 

DATE:                  Sunday, September 17, 2023 

TIME:                   8:30 am - 12:00 noon 

LEADER:            Mike Bush 

CO-LEADER:     Bob Revel

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.


Explore the spectacular scenic coastline at Point Buchon with our Birding Botanist, Mike Bush. Learn about the coastal bluff vegetation and look for marine mammals, gulls, cormorants, seabirds and shorebirds -- maybe even a peregrine falcon. Bring your camera to capture the striking sea stacks that dot this coastline and peek into a dramatic sinkhole. Active three-mile round trip hike along the narrow dirt bluff trail after a  short steep walk to trail head. 

Bring a hat, water, snacks, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides (if you have them) and dress in layers to accommodate wind and changing weather. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended because of thistles and other vegetation that can cause discomfort. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Restrooms are available at Coon Creek Parking area. Rain cancels. 

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of SEPT 2. 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