Ten years ago this was a heron and egret rookery--now, due to the takeover by cormorants, most of the perch trees are dead, and few birds attend. Too bad...
I took an afternoon walk from Morro Bay State campgrounds, and discovered a Heron rookery about 3/4 of a mile up the bay. There must haver been 100 Herons flying around. I counted over 50 then gave up. It was cool.
Birds, birds and more birds. If you are lucky, you will find more than just cormorants and herons. There are egrets, hawks and eagles. Ducks and sparrows, and a diverse ecosystem that supports all of them. Come enjoy the walk, and get to know Central California Coast wildlife, its cool!
Happened to enjoy the view of this rookery from kayak (and had an opportunity to pull up on shore), and I think this will be the best way to observe the birds. I haven't had binoculars on me and really regretted it! If i did - I'd spend the entire day just watching birds, it's truly fascinating in a way... 更多
If you stay at Inn at Morro Bay, you just have to walk across the parking lot to the wire fence. Or take the path toward the estuary, and stop. There are more birds in the rookery than anyone can estimate.
We walked to this area in the Morro Bay State Park but you really can't see a whole lot from the ground through the trees. The best way to see the birds was from a small boat (we hired Morro Bay Landing - Capt Mike). We took a small boat we chartered for only $15 and were able to see... 更多
Short and sweet. If you want to get in a quick hike overlooking the bay.. Easy to park and hike. It was an amazing mecca of bird life and even saw a doe munching on a bush.. So sweet. Located close to the golf course. Met some lovely travelers here as well.
Earlier in the day, 8 Great Blue Herons were roosting in the tall tree snags at this rookery. But later in the day (afternoon) they had all gone to their hunting sites and were not visible. In order to see the Herons, you need to go in the morning, no later than 9:30 am.
This is a great place to watch birds. Although it is not as good as it used to be. All the birds and bird poop killed most of the trees, so the amount of Herons roosting in the trees has diminished greatly. You can still walk around the area, and see birds in the bay or deer on the golf... 更多
I took an early morning walk, and really saw nothing at all along this entire stretch of waterfront. November might have been the wrong time of year.