Registration for the 2015 Festival begins 8 a.m. PT, November 1.
The online registration system has been updated. Please review the program before you access the system so you know what you want for each member of your party. The system permits one person to register up to 4 persons total, charged to a single account.
As always, the onsite Registration desk, trip starters, and the Bazaar are located at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way.
Special Events 2015:
Scott Weidensaul, author of the wonderful Living on the Wind and other award-winning books on birds, nature and history, will be the Keynote Speaker Saturday, January 17. His talk is titled Messing Around with Birds (For Fun and Science).
Shawneen Finnegan, the first ever Festival Artist, will give a talk on The Insanity of Obsessive Birders (according to her, she would know) at the Sunday program, January 18.
Family Day, with free or low cost events for families, will be on Saturday, January 17.
To stay in touch with the Festival and birding in SLO county, 'like' our Facebook Page.
Here's a list of birds seen during the 2014 Festival (PDF download).
Every Martin Luther King weekend over 450 (over 600 in 2014!) birders visit Morro Bay, California, a Globally Important Bird Area, to see, photograph, and learn more about birds. Morro Bay is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Pacific Flyway. The area offers pristine beaches, beautiful state parks, an excellent natural history museum, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and, best of all, thousands of birds. Over 200 species are usually sighted during the Festival weekend -- 204 species in 2014.
Join our MBWBF Facebook page for updates about birding around Morro Bay and the Bird Festival.