Category Archives: other birds

Winter Bird Festival…

Observation date: 19 January 2016 Throngs of birders, twitchers and photographers were on hand for the twentieth Annual Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival which takes place every year on the Martin Luther King holiday. Along with the high surf crashing … Continue reading

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Goin’ south…

Observation date: 29 October 2015 Access to the south side of Morro Rock has been closed today due to extreme high tides nearly seven feet and high surf. Yet, still visitors walk out to see the falcons and see the … Continue reading

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Today we fly…

Observation date: 26 May 2015 A great day for the three young falcons, for they took to the air today sometime before we arrived at the north side of Morro Rock. Looking up toward the nest site, there were no … Continue reading

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Vigor and ferocity…

Observation date: 2 January 2015 January 2, 2015, this day last year the south side pair of peregrine falcons bred for the first time of the 2014 season. As of today no breeding has been observed as of yet. In … Continue reading

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Leaving? Better wait…

Observation date: 12 September 2014 It feels like fall is near at Morro Rock. Temperatures are beginning to decline  along the coast. However, twelve miles inland, it’s still near triple digits. I have begun seeing birds that are usually plentiful … Continue reading

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New guy in town…

Observation date: 17 August 2014 You may remember in previous articles around the solstice a young married couple, both licensed falconers, that had brought a live Great Horned Owl to the Native American festivities on both winter and summer solstices. … Continue reading

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Hallux…

Observation date: 23 May 2014 Holidays at Morro Rock in the spring and summer are not a lot of fun for me, unless I’m back home by 9AM. After that it is total bedlam. The south parking lot is long … Continue reading

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Long trail…

Observation date: 5 May 2014 As it has in the past, the Shell Beach peregrines are the first to have their young appear. I can’t remember a year when one of the other near eyries was first to hatch young. … Continue reading

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Hard trail…

Observation date: 18 April 2014 Just an update on the nesting Canada geese near the Shell Beach peregrine falcon’s eyrie. Of the six eggs, five have hatched. The next morning the adults left the cliffside nest to the beach and … Continue reading

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Ready or knot…

All of Morro Bay is in a tizzy. The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival is upon us once again, bigger than ever. A number of events sold out within the first few hours of opening registration. Owling at night with … Continue reading

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