MCAS Field Trip - NOV 16 & 18 - Cuesta Inlet, Los Osos

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Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Cuesta Inlet, Los Osos

DATE:                  Thursday, November 16 and Saturday, November 18, 2023

TIME:                   10:00am-Noon

LEADER:            Grace Hayes

Trip is limited to 12 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. 

If you are able to come during the week, please sign up for the Thursday trip, leaving the weekend available for the folks that work during the week. Only registered people may attend.


Overwintering shorebirds and ducks, overview of area marsh plants, summary of area land conservation efforts (see also The terrain is flat, narrow sand and silt trails and we will walk up to 1.5 miles.

Many ducks and shorebirds should be at a good distance for study with (and maybe without) binoculars. Additionally, those that have a scope may wish to bring it for identification and viewing of more distant ducks that may be off at a distance on the bay or shorebirds on the opposite side of the inlet. 

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 NOT available. Rain cancels.

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of NOV 2nd. 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