MCAS Field Trip - May 10 - Birding Cerro Alto Campground

Road into Cerro Alto Campground [photo by Will Knowlton]  


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents 

FIELD TRIP:       Birding Cerro Alto Campground 

DATE:                  Friday, May 10, 2024 

TIME:                   8:00am to 11:00am 

LEADER:            Will Knowlton 

Trip is limited to 10 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.


Join leader Will Knowlton for this morning walk along the road at Cerro Alto Campground. Birds that may be encountered along the walk include: Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Vireo, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Flycatcher, Brown Creeper, Purple Finch, and Olive-sided Flycatcher. The terrain will mostly be a paved road with the possibility of a few short extrusions on well-maintained dirt trails. The total distance (out and back) should be about two miles.

There is a $10 day-use fee. Due to an agreement with the concessionaire, neither National Forest Adventure passes nor National Park public lands passes are accepted in lieu of paying the day-use fees.

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration and RSVP Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of APR 30thOn 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