Join us January 17-20, 2014 for the 18th Annual Festival
Note this important change: registration for the Festival will open November 2, 2013 at 6 a.m. Pacific time. We will continuously update content on this website, so come back and see us now and then.
Special Events 2014: Kimball Garrett will be our Keynote speaker on Saturday, January 18! And we are lucky to have Jon Young follow him on Sunday evening. Read more about these great birders and educators on the Special Events page.
To stay in touch with the Festival and birding in SLO county, 'like' our Facebook Page.
We appreciate every one of our 540 registrants, 80 leaders, 80 volunteers, Family Day participants, special vendors, and staff in 2013 who played and worked together on our Festival. We had fun; we hope you did too.
Here's a list of birds seen during the 2013 Festival (PDF download).
Every Martin Luther King weekend over 450 (540 in 2013!) 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 -- 211 species in 2013.
Join our MBWBF Facebook page for updates about birding around Morro Bay and the Bird Festival.