MCAS Field Trip - APR 16 - Cloisters to the Strand

Filing out Bird Lists [photo by Robbie Revel]


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents 

FIELD TRIP:       Cloisters to the Strand 

DATE:                  Tuesday, April 16, 2024 

TIME:                   9:00am to 11:30am 

LEADER:            Claudia Freitas 

CO-LEADER      Karen Watts 

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. Only registered people may attend.

Description: Enjoy a leisurely walk through many different habitats; from grassy park, reed lined pond, backyard bird feeders, and finally out to the Morro Strand State Park Beach. RED-WINGED and BREWER’S BLACKBIRDS visit many of the feeders and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS are lurking in the trees around the pond. There are a variety of breeding and migrant birds in the willows along the trail north and south. The nuttalli race of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW is often seen up close. There is a possibility of seasonal pools on the beach.  When present, these pools can have an amazing variety of species that are easy to view! Look for GULLS, TERNS and SHOREBIRDS.  Walk will be on a flat trail and beach with some areas of deep sand. Expect to walk 1 – 2 miles at a slow pace.

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of APR 6thOn that date, MCAS members 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 Robbie Revel