Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival Special Events

Opening Reception

Friday, January 13, 2023, 5:00 to 6:30pm
Morro Bay Community Center

Enjoy wine and cheese and fellow birders at the Bird Festival Bazaar. Browse the vendor booths featuring optics, books, music, nature art & photography, woodcarvings, jewelry, educational exhibits, and more!

More information coming soon. Video running represents festivals over the past 25 year!


Keynote: David Sibley

Saturday, January 14, 2023, 7:00-8:30pm
Cuesta College Performing Arts Center

What It's Like to be a Bird

From UV vision, to deep diving, navigation, balance, super-efficient breathing, and more - birds have some amazing "superpowers", and at the same time nearly every aspect of their anatomy, physiology, and behavior has been shaped in some way by the demands of their ultimate superpower - flight. Using a selection of illustrations and information from his new book What It's Like to be a Bird, David will talk about some of the incredible things birds are able to do, and the adaptations that make those things possible.