Program volunteers have almost completed preparations for the 2016 Festival (our 20th!) and will post events in October 2015. 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.
Online registration will open 8 a.m. Pacific time, November 7.
Keynote Speaker Saturday January 16: John Marzluff on "Subbirdia" -- 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 (see Schedule page late October).
NEW: "Youth Track:" Recognition and special admission offers for youth aged 13 - 18.
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.
Return here in late October for Festival program information.
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.