Program volunteers have completed planning for the 2016 Festival (our 20th!) and the brochure has been mailed. The program is posted here now, and online registration opened November 7. You can go online to register through January 5th.
As always, the onsite Registration desk, check-in, trip starters, and the Bazaar will be located at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way.
Keynote Speaker Saturday January 16: John Marzluff on "Subirdia" -- a very informed and entertaining view of living with humans if you're a bird.
NEW: Expanded "Nature Track" events: climate change impacts, visit an oyster farm, learn about sustainable fishing, and more.
NEW: "Youth Track:" Recognition and special admission offers for youth aged 13 - 18. A drawing for a gift certificate for some lucky participants 18 or younger.
NEW: Travel by Trolley: Check your registration info for trolley schedule to see if you can hitch a lift between the Community Center and your field trip.
Family Day, with free or low cost events for families, will be on Saturday, January 16.
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 2015 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.