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Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

Schedule of Events 2015

Online Registration starts 8:00 a.m. PT, November 1, 2014

 Full registration, includes non-fee events  $75
 One day registration  $40
 One day registration, Monday only  $15
 Box lunch; meat or veggie  $ 8

Students aged 13 - 18: With Student ID, $35 for full registration; $20 for any one day, except $10 for Monday only

DOWNLOADS (PDF):
2015 Summary Schedule  2015 Full Program Detail  2015 Registration Form

CODES:
Type of Event:
F/Field, P/Presentation
Meeting Place:
BU/Buellton, CC/Community Center, CL/Cloisters, E/Embarcadero, Inn/Inn at Morro Bay, L/Morro Bay Library, M/Museum of Natural History, MBHS/Morro Bay High School, MDO/Montana de Oro, MR/Morro Rock, SM/Santa Maria, SPM/State Park Marina, ST/St. Timothy's Church, V/Veteran's Hall 
Level of Difficulty:
B/Beginner, C/Children, W/Wheelchair Accessible.  
$=Fees
for Vans or Boats, or Field Trips

CLICK ON THE EVENT TITLE TO SEE A FULL DESCRIPTION.

"FUN FOR THE FAMILY" DAY EVENTS APPEAR SEPARATELY UNDER "FAMILY DAY EVENTS
."  No Pre-registration needed.

PLEASE NOTE:  You must register for all evening events you want to attend.

CLOSED (FULL) EVENTS / STILL AVAILABLE EVENTS:
LINK HERE.  We will try to update this page frequently.

CANCELLED EVENTS:

#004: Friday - Bird Banding in Morro Bay
#024: Friday - Owling Basics and Field Trip
#038: Saturday - Cycling and Birding Around Morro Bay
#TimeTypeKeyDescriptionSite$$
001Jan 16 6:45 AM - 2:00 PM F  Casual Little Big Day Community Center60
002Jan 16 6:45 AM - 4:00 PM F  Big Day Community Center70
003Jan 16 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Hiking Half Day in Morro Bay State Park State Park Marina 
004Jan 16 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM F  Bird Banding in Morro Bay Community Center 
005Jan 16 7:15 AM - 2:00 PM F  Explore North Coast Birding Community Center18
006Jan 16 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM FB Bird Multiple Habitats Community Center 
007Jan 16 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM FB Harmony Headlands Community Center 
008Jan 16 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM F  Oso Flaco Lake-Oceano Area Community Center60
009Jan 16 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM F  North County Trip (New) Community Center 
010Jan 16 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM FB,W Las Cruzitas Ranch, Santa Ynez Buellton 
011Jan 16 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM F  Santa Margarita Lake Big Day Community Center15
012Jan 16 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Photographic Hot Spots With Birds Community Center 
013Jan 16 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM FB Bay Shore to Salt Marsh Walk Community Center 
014Jan 16 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM PB,W Basics of Bird ID St. Timothy's 
015Jan 16 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM F  South Morro Bay Shoreline Community Center 
016Jan 16 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM FB Bay Birding Photo Cruise Embarcadero30
017Jan 16 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Birding Around Morro Bay Community Center 
018Jan 16 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Kayaking State Park Marina45
019Jan 16 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM FW Morro Bay Marina Limited Mobility State Park Marina 
020Jan 16 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM F  View Morro Bay Estuary from Black Hill (New) Community Center 
021Jan 16 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM FB Basics of Bird ID in the Field Community Center 
022Jan 16 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM FB,C Pacific Wildlife Care Tour Community Center 
023Jan 16 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM F  Gardening to Attract Birds Community Center 
024Jan 16 1:30 PM - 11:00 PM F  Owling Basics and Field Trip Community Center75
025Jan 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM FB Birds of Sea and Land at Morro Rock Community Center 
026Jan 16 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM P-FB,W The Peregrine Falcons of Morro Rock St. Timothy's 
027Jan 16 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM PB,W The World of Plankton & Why it Matters Museum 
028Jan 16 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM FB Bay Birding Cruise Embarcadero30
029Jan 16 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PW Gulls of San Luis Obispo County Community Center 
030Jan 16 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM SB,W Festival Opening Reception Community Center 
031Jan 17 6:45 AM - 5:00 PM F  Condor Country Community Center80
032Jan 17 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM F  Bird Banding in Morro Bay Community Center 
033Jan 17 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM FB Bird the Oceano Lagoon (New) Community Center 
034Jan 17 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM F  Big Day Community Center70
035Jan 17 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM F  Pelagic Birds & Whales Community Center100
036Jan 17 7:15 AM - 12:00 PM FW San Luis Creek Mouth and Cal Poly Pier (New) Community Center 
037Jan 17 7:15 AM - 2:00 PM F  Explore North Coast Birding Community Center18
038Jan 17 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM FB Cycling and Birding Around Morro Bay Community Center 
039Jan 17 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM F  Hiking Big Day Community Center 
040Jan 17 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM FB Point Buchon Ecology Field Trip Community Center 
041Jan 17 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM FB Estero Bluffs for New Birders Community Center 
042Jan 17 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM FB Montana de Oro Campground, Cove & Bluffs Community Center 
043Jan 17 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM FB Raptors of Sunshine Ranch Community Center 
044Jan 17 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM F  Vandenheuvel Ranch: From the Hill - A Birder's Delight Community Center 
045Jan 17 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM P-F  PhoneScoping (New) Community Center 
046Jan 17 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM F  Gulls of San Luis Obispo County Field Study Community Center 
047Jan 17 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Birding Fiscalini Ranch Community Center 
048Jan 17 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Estero Bluffs for Intermediates Community Center 
049Jan 17 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Morro Strand Shorebird Stroll (New) Cloisters 
050Jan 17 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM F  Songbirds in the Pines Community Center 
051Jan 17 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM FB Bird El Chorro Regional Park Community Center 
052Jan 17 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM FB,W Explore Elfin Forest & Sweet Springs (New) Community Center 
053Jan 17 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM FB Bay Birding Photo Cruise Embarcadero30
054Jan 17 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Kayaking State Park Marina45
055Jan 17 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM FB Snowy Plovers in the Field Community Center 
056Jan 17 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM FB Bay Birding Cruise Embarcadero30
057Jan 17 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM FB Discover Magnificent Morro Rock Morro Rock 
058Jan 17 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM FB,W Marina Point Boardwalk State Park Marina 
059Jan 17 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM P-FB,C Pishing and Bird Calls State Park Marina 
060Jan 17 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM FB Coastal Cove, Bluff and Tidepool Ecology (New) Community Center 
061Jan 17 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM F  Sea Otters & the Kelp Forest Community Center 
062Jan 17 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM P  The Basics of Bird Photography (New) St. Timothy's 
063Jan 17 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM PB,C,W Pacific Wildlife Care - Meet the Raptors Veterans Hall 
064Jan 17 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM P  The Art of Bird Observation for Fledgling Artists (New) Museum10
065Jan 17 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM P-F  Morro Bay Up Close (New) Community Center25
066Jan 17 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM F  Kayaking State Park Marina45
067Jan 17 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PB,C,W Pacific Wildlife Care - Meet the Raptors Veterans Hall 
068Jan 17 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM PB,W All About Migration Community Center 
069Jan 17 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM FB Bay Birding Cruise Embarcadero30
070Jan 17 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM SB,W Keynote Speaker: Scott Weidensaul Morro Bay High School 
071Jan 18 6:45 AM - 10:00 PM F  Casual Little Big Day Community Center60
072Jan 18 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Half-Day Ocean Trip Community Center65
073Jan 18 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM F  Little Sit Community Center 
074Jan 18 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM FB Bird El Chorro Regional Park Community Center 
075Jan 18 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM F  Oak & Woodland Birds Community Center 
076Jan 18 7:45 AM - 11:00 AM F  Birding with Shawneen Finnegan (New) Community Center50
077Jan 18 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM FB Laguna Lake (New) Community Center 
078Jan 18 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM F  Marine Mammals at Piedras Blancas (New) Community Center10
079Jan 18 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM FB Montana de Oro Campground, Cove & Bluffs Community Center 
080Jan 18 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM F  PhoneScoping (New) Community Center 
081Jan 18 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM F  Birding with Scott Weidensaul (New) Community Center50
082Jan 18 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM FB Estero Bluffs Community Center 
083Jan 18 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Morro Strand Shorebird Stroll (New) Cloisters 
084Jan 18 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM FB Mushroom Walk Community Center 
085Jan 18 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM F  Birding Cal Poly Canyon Community Center 
086Jan 18 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM FB Photograph Birds Where the Locals Go Community Center 
087Jan 18 8:15 AM - 2:30 PM F  Highway 1 Corridor Raptor Survey Community Center60
088Jan 18 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM FB Birding by Careful Observation Community Center 
089Jan 18 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM F  South Morro Bay Shoreline Community Center 
090Jan 18 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM FB Beginning Birding Hot Spots Community Center 
091Jan 18 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM FB Bay Birding Photo Cruise Embarcadero30
092Jan 18 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM FB,W Easy Birding Cloisters 
093Jan 18 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM FB Birds of Sea and Land at Morro Rock Community Center 
094Jan 18 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Kayaking State Park Marina45
095Jan 18 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM P-FB The Monarchs of Morro Bay Golf Course (New) Community Center 
096Jan 18 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM FB Snowy Plovers in the Field Community Center 
097Jan 18 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM FB Bay Birding Cruise Embarcadero30
098Jan 18 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM P-FB Shorebirds Made Easy Museum 
099Jan 18 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM FB,C Pacific Wildlife Care Tour Community Center 
100Jan 18 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PB,W Butterflying: A Perfect Complement to Birding Community Center 
101Jan 18 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM P-F  Morro Bay Up Close (New) Community Center25
102Jan 18 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PB,W Bird Skulls and Dissection Museum 
103Jan 18 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM P-FB Dairy Creek Zero-Waste Facility (New) Community Center 
104Jan 18 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM FB Bay Birding Cruise Embarcadero30
105Jan 18 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM PB,W Great Blue Herons, Egrets and Other Rookery Wonders Museum 
106Jan 18 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM SB,W Keynote Speaker: Shawneen Finnegan Morro Bay High School 
107Jan 19 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM FB Bird Multiple Habitats Community Center 
108Jan 19 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM F  Eco-Friendly Halter Ranch Community Center 
109Jan 19 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM FB Pontoon Boat Ride on Lopez Lake Community Center15
110Jan 19 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM F  Gulls of San Luis Obispo County Field Study Community Center 
111Jan 19 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM F  Kayaking State Park Marina45
112Jan 19 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM F  Guadalupe Dunes & River Mouth Santa Maria 
113Jan 19 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Birding Fiscalini Ranch Community Center 
114Jan 19 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM F  Oso Flaco Lake Area Community Center 
115Jan 19 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM FB,W Las Cruzitas Ranch, Santa Ynez Buellton 
116Jan 19 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM FB,C Bird/Plant Connection - Coon Creek Community Center 
117Jan 19 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM FB Montana de Oro Campground, Cove & Bluffs Community Center 
118Jan 19 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM FB Bay Birding Cruise Embarcadero30
119Jan 19 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM PB,W Brant and Eelgrass Story Veterans Hall