MCAS Field Trip-Cloisters to the Strand, August 26

Freddy Howell

Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP: Cloisters to the Strand
DATE: Friday, August 26, 2022
TIME: 8:30am to 11am
LEADER: Karen Watts
CO-LEADER: Freddy Howell

Trip is limited to 15 participants - A waiting list will be started once the trip is full.

Enjoy a leisurely walk through many different habitats; from grassy park, reed lined pond, backyard bird feeders, tree tunnel 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 breeds nearby and is often seen up close. Just as the trail reaches the beach sand there is a seasonal pool. In another 100 yards to the north there is another seasonal pool. When present these pools, although small, can sometimes have an amazing variety of species present and 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.

Bring a hat, water, snacks, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides (if you have them) and dress in layers to accommodate wind and changing weather. Sturdy shoes are recommended.  Restrooms are available. Rain cancels. 

 Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

RSVP and Proof of Full COVID Vaccination Required! 

To register, CLICK HERE. You will receive an email either to confirm your reservation or to notify you that you are on the waiting list. Exact meeting location will be given to those with confirmed reservations. 

Questions? Email Freddy Howell freddy@...