Field trips go, rain or shine! Ocean trips may be cancelled at discretion of Coast Guard or ship's captain. Other trips may be cancelled at discretion of leader. Alternatives are in place if trips are cancelled.
DEPARTURES & TRAVEL:
Field trips depart from Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, or as designated in the 'event schedule' at the times listed.
GEAR & FOOD:
Be prepared for rain and chilly weather. Dress in layers. Bring binoculars, scopes, and other essentials. Poison oak is a possibility on walking field trips.
Dress warmly and bring rain gear. No ice chests or scopes permitted. If prone to motion sickness, take appropriate measures beforehand.
If a trip runs through mealtime, bring lunch or snacks. Box lunches must be ordered with advance registration, and you are responsible for picking them up at the Morro Bay Community Center between 6 a.m. and noon.
We will have water available to fill your own reusable bottles.
FIELD TRIP ETIQUETTE:
To make your excursion pleasant for all, please observe the following:
- Turn off cell phones.
- Speak quietly and avoid loud noises.
- Avoid wearing nylon and other "rustling" fabrics.
- Stay behind leader so leader can spot and identify birds.
- Once you have seen the bird, give others a chance.
- Refrain from using scented lotions or perfumes.
- And please, no dogs.
FREE TIME BETWEEN EVENTS?
Take one of the Self-Guided Nature Adventures described on this website (map of locations is also available at the Community Center).