Birding Morro Bay and the Central Coast

Your bird watching vacation starts here. San Luis Obispo County consistently scores in the national top ten sites for the Audubon Society's Annual Christmas Bird Count. Over 400 different species of birds have been sighted, including rare peregrine falcons (on Morro Rock), great blue herons (Morro Bay heron rookery), brown pelicans (coastal areas), California condors (Los Padres National Forest), and sandhill cranes (Carrizo Plain). As a bird sanctuary, Morro Bay provides a nourishing habitat to more than 250 species and over two dozen threatened and endangered species.

The Morro Bay estuary is a bird watcher's paradise and a great place for your next bird watching vacation. It is an important point on the Pacific Migratory Bird Flyway, which stretches from Alaska to South America. This location attracts over 250 species of birds in its abundant waters surrounded by grass and brush covered hills. The vast mud flats are home to oysters and a variety of shellfish; while halibut, perch, and smelt fish seek the shallow, safe waters of this unspoiled coastal marsh.
Source: SLO County Visitors & Conference Bureau

When planning your next bird watching vacation, settle for nothing less than our waterfront Morro Bay hotel. When it comes to bird watching vacations, we can't be beat. And when it comes to Morro Bay hotels, you’ve found the best. California coast vacations start here. Book your California coast travel today.

We are proud to support the Morro Coast Audubon Society in their efforts to promote the appreciation, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems, focusing on the biological diversity of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, particularly in San Luis Obispo County, California.


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