2022 Registration Options
Online registration is your best bet to secure a place in a popular event.
Our festival registrar has provided a training video. See below
Click here for online registration (or paste our secure 3rd party registration site into your browser: https://www.signupmaster.com/mbbf/). Use the forms you find there to register for events and to purchase lunches. When you have finished, you may pay online using either VISA or MasterCard on the secure PayPal server, OR send us a check by mail to reach us within 7 days.
If you pay by check, make it payable to Morro Bay Bird Winter Festival, or MBWBF, and mail to:
P.O. Box 1175
Morro Bay, CA 93443.
Online registrations paid by mail will be held for one week pending payment.
Morro Bay Bird Festival T-shirts and merchandise
We are thrilled to turn our merchandise sales over to an online company called Bonfire. The good news is you will have more t-shirt options and can purchase the merchandise BEFORE and/or AFTER the festival. The artwork for this years t-shirt was designed by nonother than our keynote speaker JOHN MUIR LAWS!!
We will have a limited amount of merchandise for sale during the festival.
Onsite registration opens at 6 a.m. on Festival days beginning Thursday, January 13 (6:45 a.m. on Monday). Registration desk and check-in desk (festival pass and badge) are at the Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way.
Use the 'Plan your trip' utility (most current and up-to-date information) to plan your itinerary for the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival in advance of registration. Each trip has a three-digit number (found in the program information and schedule) to help you find the trip you’re looking for during registration more quickly. 1xx denotes a Thursday event, 2xx denotes a Friday event, 3xx denotes a Saturday event, 4xx a Sunday event and 5xx a Monday event. Your pass option will be automatically assigned based on the number of days you have selected trips.
We recommend registering for your highest-priority trips first to have the best chance of securing them. Make sure to also plan multiple alternate choices for each trip, as many fill very quickly.
The system times out if you are idle for 20 minutes, and your registration will then be deleted. This means that if you do not take an action on a page for 20 minutes, such as clicking "Next" or "Add to Cart," your registration will be deleted.
We are processing payments through PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to pay for your registration. When you arrive at the PayPal payment screen, simply click the gray box at the bottom of the screen that says “Pay with Debit or Credit Card.”
HOW TO REGISTER A GROUP
To begin, enter the basic information for the person who will pay (if you register as a group, you must pay with a single credit card). Then select how many additional people will be registered in this group (up to 3 in addition to the payer) and enter their basic information. A unique email address will be requested at the end of your registration. This is required to use our Bobolink app. You may choose to have all of your groups itinerary in your Bobolink account by using the same email address.
On the next screen, select a day, and then an event on that day. Select (check) all the people in your group who want to go on that event and click Register/Add to Cart.
IMPORTANT: Pay close attention to the message for each attendee after clicking Register/Add to Cart. If the event is full, there will be a red error message and the trip will not be added to your registration summary at the bottom of the screen.
Repeat this process until all events are added to your registration summary at the bottom of the page.
CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION
After registering, you will be sent a confirmation email (one per group). The confirmation email will include a link for you to review your itinerary. Be sure to carefully review the itinerary for each person in your group. Please check your junk mail or spam folders if you do not see an email right away. If there is a problem with your registration, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-805-600-2147.
Registration will begin at 8:00am PDT on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The most common problem people encounter is that they can't see the link to the registration site. If you don't see a link to register, make sure you force refresh your browser. For Windows users, this is CTRL + F5 (F5 button at top of keyboard). For MAC users this is APPLE + R or COMMAND + R.
If you cancel before January 6, 2022 we will refund your registration less a $35 processing fee per registration. Sorry, no refunds after that date. To cancel, please call 1-805-600-2147.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellations made on or before January 6, 2022, will result in a refund of fees paid, less $35 administrative fee for each registrant. Refunds will be processed by the Registrar after the festival. No refunds will be made after that date or for no-shows.
Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival reserves the right to cancel any event for any reason, and you will receive a full refund for any paid event which we cancel.