Every Martin Luther King weekend over 500 California bird festival lovers 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.
Registration for the 2020 Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival will open on November 2, 2019.
Learn more about registration do's and don'ts on the Registration Options page.
Early check-in will be available from 3 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Inn at Morro Bay . No registration or registration changes will be available; it's just a head start on your process.
As always, the onsite Registration desk, check-in, trip starters, and the Bazaar (open to the public) will be located at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way.
In consideration of rising shirt costs and feedback from our registrants, the WBF T-shirt will now be offered as a separate item for $15 purchase during online registration. Volunteers, including trip leaders, will continue to receive a T-shirt as a ‘Thank You’ for their donation of time and expertise. T-shirts will also be for sale in limited quantities at the Festival. The 2020 T-shirt design TBD.
Friday, January 17, 2020 5:00-6:30pm
For Bird Festival Registrants
Enjoy wine and cheese and meet fellow birders in the Bird Festival Bazaar area. Browse through the vendor booths featuring binoculars and scopes, books and CDs, garden art, watercolors and nature photography, wood carvings, jewelry, clothing and more!
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 7:00-8:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 7:00-8:30pm