MCAS Field Trip-Shorebird Habitat on Morro Strand, August 3, 2022


Freddy Howell
 


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP: Shorebird Habitat on Morro Strand
DATE:    Wednesday,  August 3rd, 2022
TIME:    9 – 11:30AM
LEADER:    Robbie Revel
CO-LEADER:    Karen Watts

 

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. 

Morro Bay is on the Pacific Flyway and is a favorite stop for migrating birds. During the height of migration, there are literally thousands of birds on the beach! They can be seen poking at the sand and piles of rotting seaweed. What are they finding to eat? Sandy beaches may look bare, but they host a rich assortment of living organisms. Sand traps detritus and provides a surface for algae and bacteria to grow. Piles of wrack are made of rotting seaweed, plants, and animals. Both environments provide food for invertebrates that become tasty meals for birds. Join us to explore these environments and find out what is attracting all of our wonderful shorebirds. We will be walking 1 -2 miles along hard pack and soft beach sand. 

Wear a hat, sturdy walking shoes and dress in layers as it can be cool and windy. Bring binoculars, sunscreen, water and snacks as needed. Restrooms are available in the Morro Strand Campground. Rain cancels

Experience Level: All levels of experience are 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 Robbie Revel Robbie@...



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