MCAS Field Trip - MAR 2 - Owls of Chumash Trail/eBirdf

Short-eared Owl [photo by Don Quintana]



Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:       Owls of Chumash Trail/eBird

DATE:                  Saturday, March 2, 2024

TIME:                   5:00pm to 6:30pm

LEADER:            Mark Mushkat 

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. Only registered people may attend.

Mark is asking that everyone who wishes to go on a field trip with him to have an eBird account. It is free, easy, and serves a highly important role in global citizen science. EBird data is critical for countless research projects that impact conservation and funding policies around the world. The website also has amazing resources that can help you become a better and more responsible birder. 

Follow the simple directions below. Your registration requires your eBird user name on the form.

To Create an eBird account.

a. Go to

b. Click '’Create account' and fill out the information requested

c. Start exploring eBird!


We’ll watch as the sun sets and birds of prey species change from the diurnal to the nocturnal. There’s a steep, short incline at the start, then the terrain turns to rolling  hills and easy trails. Rodent central, this area is frequented by harriers, falcons and kites during the day, then possible Short-Eared Owls and Great Horned Owls at dusk.

This trail is rated “moderate”, steep in some places and has been slippery due to rains. It will be dark on the return hike. Please keep this in mind when you register.

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level:  Intermediate and Advanced Birders

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of FEB 21stOn that date, members of MCAS will automatically receive an ALERT with the LINK to the Field Trip’s Registration Form.

Non-members will receive an ALERT with the LINK ONLY if they have joined the MCAS ALERT or the SLOCOBIRDING email list. You can join MCAS ALERT via JOIN MCAS ALERT EMAIL LIST in the Footer of the MCAS website or SLOCOBIRDING via

Please consider becoming a member of MCAS to support MCAS’s mission and activities, including Field Trips.

Questions? Email