MCAS Field Trip - MAR 30 - Laguna Lake/eBird

Field Trip Leader Mark Mushkat Taking Flight:
Fields adjacent to Laguna Lake [photo by Robbie Revel] 


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents 

FIELD TRIP:       Laguna Lake/eBird 

DATE:                  Saturday, March, 30, 2024 

TIME:                   9:00AM-12:00PM

LEADER:            Mark Mushkat 

CO-LEADER:     Torrey Gage-Tomlinson 

Trip is limited to 15 participants-Signups will be taken for 24 hours. 15 participants will be randomly selected. The remainder will be put on standby status in case of cancellations. 

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 and click Create Account
b. Fill out the information requested
c. Start exploring eBird!

DESCRIPTION: We’ll bird the park’s trees and meadows looking for migrating songbirds, flycatchers, waterfowl and raptors.  The open space and power poles are good for raptors. Marshy areas can be productive for warblers, wrens, munias and the lake offers the usual suspects and perhaps a surprise.  The trail is flat and we will walk approximately 1.0-1.5 miles. 

ADA Accessible: Yes

Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of MAR 20th. 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 Freddy Howell,