MCAS Field Trip - OCT 15 - Villa Creek and Estero Bluffs

Villa Creek Beach [photo by Mike Bush]


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:        Villa Creek and Estero Bluffs

DATE:                  Sunday, October 15, 2023

TIME:                   8:30 am - 11:30 am

LEADER:             Mike Bush

Trip is limited to 15 participants - Signups will be taken for 24 hours. Participants will be randomly selected. The remainder will be put on standby status in case of cancellations. 

Join Mike Bush for an adventure along Estero Bluffs and Villa Creek. The walk begins southwest across the coastal prairie to the bluffs and scattered near shore rocks to look for Black Oystercatchers, Turnstones and other shorebirds, gulls and cormorants. Turning north along the bluffs we will arrive at the largest beach between Cayucos and Cambria - approximately a half-mile long. Snowy Plovers and shorebirds occupy this remote stretch of beach. The beach ends at 50-foot bluffs at the Villa Creek mouth where we will explore the creek and lagoon. We will return along the beach taking a different trail back across the coastal prairie to the parking area. 2-3 miles along flat bluff and beach with some steep ups and downs at beach access. Restrooms are available at the trailhead. Rain cancels. 

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

ADA Accessible: No

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of SEPT 30th. 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

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