Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival Special Events

25th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, January 14th, 5:00 to 7:00 at the Morro Bay Community Center.

Come celebrate 25 years of the joy of birding in Morro Bay.  Enjoy wine, appetizers, and cake with your fellow birders as we remember festivals of the past.

We are excited to showcase opticals from Out of This World, Wildlife Ambassadors from Pacific Wildlife Care and Allis Markham, award-winning taxidermist/Nassologist.

John Muir Law

Keynote:
John Muir Laws

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 7:00-8:30pm
Cuesta Performing Arts Center

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Birders

How can you see more and relate to birding in a way that gets you out of the house, into the field, and loving every minute of it. It is not about the size of your life list but the mindset that you bring to your adventures outdoors. John Muir Laws will explore seven practices and habits of mind that enhance your ability to notice more around you, connect with community, help protect birds, and have fun all the while.

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Keynote:
Raymond VanBuskirk

Sunday, January 16, 2022, 7:00-8:30pm
Cuesta Performing Arts Center

Birding: Medicine for the Soul

The natural world brings depth and meaning to our lives; it offers deep personal connection to our natural heritage and healthy escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Arguably one of the most enjoyable aspects of birding is sharing the diversity of the birding experience with others....Join me as I share my experience of growing up as a young birder, and what birding means to me. I will recount tragedy, grief, and the healing powers of nature, and why this is reason enough to do everything we can to safeguard the natural world for generations to come.