MCAS Field Trip - FEB 10 - King Tides Explained/Stop and Scope the Birds

Salt Marsh [photo by Faylla Chapman] 


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents 

FIELD TRIP:     King Tides Explained/Stop and Scope the Birds 

WHERE:           State Park Marina Boardwalk 

DATE:               Saturday, February 10, 2024 

TIME:                8:30am - 11:30am 

LEADERS:       Faylla Chapman, MCAS Leaders 

Trip is limited to 15 participants 

DESCRIPTION: King Tides continue during February. 

Join Faylla Chapman for the first part of this field trip, as she explains the ups and downs and in and outs of King Tides and the interaction of the Sun and Moon, and how it affects our local Bay. After the first part of the field trip, we will set up scopes at the back platform, and along the first part of the boardwalkLeaders will help you identify our winter shorebirds and migrants, as well as the land birds occupying the coastal sage scrub habitat. Then during the rest of the trip, we will see what birds come in with the receding tide and take advantage of the scopes, then complete the Boardwalk Loop. 

Bring your own binoculars and cameras. Dress for cool and windy conditions. The complete loop is a short walk of about one mile on a boardwalk and dirt path and is ADA accessible. 

Restrooms are available in the parking lot beside Bayside Cafe and at the State Park Campgrounds. Rain cancels.

ADA Accessible: Yes

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of JAN 26th. 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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