MCAS Field Trip - JUN 2 - Stop & Scope-Heron and Egret Rookery Watch

Great Egret with Nestling at Rookery [photo by Bob Revel]

Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents  

FIELD TRIP:       Stop & Scope-Heron and Egret Rookery Watch  

DATE:                  Sunday, June 2, 2024  

TIME:                   8:30 am - 10:30am  

LEADER:            The Field Trip Team  

Trip is not limited but does require registration so we can plan accordingly. You will not receive a confirmation as all are welcome. Directions to rookery are below.

Description: Drop by the Heron Rookery in Morro Bay State Park to view the cutest babies in Morro Bay. Egrets, Herons and Cormorants are in various stages of their nesting cycle. Adults are in their magnificent breeding plumage and nestlings are visible and active. This is not a walking tour, so you may drop by anytime between the hours of 8:30am - 10:30am. Scopes will be set up in a fixed location for viewing. Bring your own binoculars, scopes, and cameras. You may also bring a folding chair. Restrooms are available at the State Park Museum. Rain cancels. 

Location & Directions- For those not familiar with the area, the Rookery is located between Windy Cove and The Inn at Morro Bay (60 State Park Road). Windy Cove is located just north of the State Park Museum. There is a hiking path that goes between Windy Cove and The Inn at Morro Bay. We will be set up about halfway between these two points.

Parking – you can park in the State Park Museum parking lot, at Windy Cove, or in the small parking area at the Rookery Signs. There is also parking just off the Morro Bay Golf Course along State Park Road. If you park in the Rookery parking area, walk south down the trail about 20 yards toward Windy Cove and the Museum.

ADA Accessible: No

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration and RSVP to confirmation Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of MAY 23rd. 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