MCAS Field Trip - APR 19 - Breeding Birds of Sweet Springs

View from Sweet Springs to Morro Rock


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents 

FIELD TRIP:       Breeding Birds of Sweet Springs 

DATE:                  Friday, April 19, 2024 

TIME:                   8:00AM - 10:00AM 

LEADER:            Kaaren Perry 

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: Spring is a busy time for the breeding birds of Sweet Springs Nature Preserve. Join us to observe and learn about the behaviors of many species of birds as they go about their spring breeding activities. Hawks and owls, sparrows, flycatchers, hummingbirds, ducks and more all find Sweet Springs Preserve the perfect place to spend their Spring breeding season. Learn about the scientific protocols used by the Sweet Springs Breeding Bird Survey Team during 10 years of surveys. The research was completed in June, 2023. During this last survey period, 1,254 birds were tallied representing 57 species, with 21 of those species confirmed as breeding in the preserve. Conditions: Easy, level walking paths, binoculars useful, layer clothing for morning temperatures. Restroom: Port-a-Potty is at the North entrance.

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level:  Advanced Beginner and Intermediate 

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of APR 9th. On 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