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Morro Bay Ecotourism: Winter Birding Your Way

01/09/2019

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You can still register the day of the festival starting at 6 am on Friday, January 18th.  Just check in at the registration desk located at the Morro Bay Community Center at 1001 Kennedy Way and receive your festival packet and pass.  But there are also so many reasons to come to Morro Bay for the Winter Bird Festival even if you don’t register.  This weekend hosts activities that are open to the public, as well as festival attendees. 

Family Day
No preregistration or registration free is required to participate in the family day events on Saturday January 19th at the Museum of Natural History.  Programs will include arts & craft, educational talks, hikes, kayak and canoe rides, and up-close encounters with birds, reptiles, and insects.  Children participating in Family Day will also be given a gift from the Morro Coast Audubon Society.  Programing runs from 9:30 am-3 pm.  Check out the complete schedule for more information.   

Bird Festival Bazaar
Check out birding and bird inspired vendors and environmental groups at the bazaar.  Located at the Morro Bay Community Center, the Bazaar to the public Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the day.  You are also welcome to attend an array of public presentations at the Bazaar

Self-guided tours
Get out in the field on your own schedule and at your own pace with the WBF self-guided tours.  Try El Moro Elflin Forest Natural Area.  With a raised board walk over the edge of the Bay, this is a great place to observe the unique plants and spot over 100 species of birds.  Find the 13th Street entrance of Santa Ynez Street by following the signs in Los Osos. 
**Pro tip: utilize these tours all year long to see a diverse array of birds, and especially during winter while there is a large concentration of migrating birds in the area.