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Virtual 25th Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

January 13 - January 16


Morro Bay is a Globally Important Bird Area, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Pacific Flyway. A last-minute decision has been made to cancel the 2022 festival and move to a virtual event. Local coverage of the cancellation is covered in an article by the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

A FREE zoom festival program is being finalized and is posted (with ongoing updates) at the Morro Bay Birding Festival website. Some of the presentations follow:

  • Advanced Bird Photography by Sarah Killingsworth
  • Pacific Wildlife Care: Meet the Raptors by Kelly Vandenhuevel
  • Sunshine’s Story (Red-tailed Hawk) by Kara Hagedom
  • Condor Recovery Program by Steve Schubert
  • Bird Recording by Norm Pillsbury
  • MOTUS: Science is Tracking Birds and Bats by Mary Whitfield
  • Peregrine Falcons of Morro Rock by Steve Schubert
  • Owl Boxes: Why and How—Building and Information by Tom and Peggy Burhenn
  • Cornell on the Cutting Edge of Bird Science by Brian Sullivan
  • Sea to Summit: The Marvelous Hummingbird by Benjamin Jacobs-Schwartz
  • Becoming a Better Birder—45 tips in 45 Minutes by Mark Mushkat
  • The 7 Habits of Successful Happy Birders by John Muir Laws
  • Feathers to Flight: A Journey to New World Tropics by Benjamin Jacobs-Schwartz
  • Tracking the Long-billed Curlew by Heather Hayes
  • Bobolink: The New Way to Run a Bird Festival by Bob Revel
  • Shorebirds by Claudia Frietas

Presentations start at the top of the hour and last 45 minutes each (some 90 minutes). 10 minute Q&As.



Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way
Morro Bay, CA 93442 United States
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Morro Bay Winter Bird Fest
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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