Audubon Bird Walk

Birding at the Garden
with the Morro Coast Audubon Society member, Eric Wier and Jessica Griffiths

Saturday, September 9 from 9-11 AM

Aloe ferox and Friend by Mike Bush croppedSan Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is pleased to welcome back Eric Wier and Jessica Griffiths of the Morro Coast Audubon Society for a birding walk through the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden and the surrounding environs including El Chorro Regional Park, Dairy Creek, the Bluebird Trail, and the grassy hillsides. This bird walk will be approximately one mile long at a slow to moderate pace, depending on where and how often we’re seeing birds.  The terrain is gentle, over a variety of surfaces.  People of any birding skill level are welcome.  We’ll expect to see dozens of species in a variety of habitats, with likely sightings of: White-tailed Kite, Red-shouldered Hawk, California Quail, Western Scrub-jay, Western Bluebird and possible nesting Black-headed Grosbeaks and orioles. If you have binoculars please bring them; if not, loaners will be available. Walk will begin near Garden entrance.

Walk is $5 for Garden members/$10 non-members.  Registration is preferred. For more information and to sign up contact

Eric has been birding since his teen years, and has enjoyed searching out birds from arctic Alaska to Costa Rica.

Jessica Griffiths has been working as a biologist for over 10 years. Jessica worked as a Wildlife Biologist for Ventana Wildlife Society, overseeing all of their songbird research projects and running the Big Sur Ornithology Lab for several years. She also works as the Coordinator for Monarch Alert, a Cal Poly program dedicated to the study and conservation of monarch butterflies on the Central Coast. She is actively involved with Morro Coast Audubon, and leads year-round bird walks for birders of all ages.

A $3 fee is charged for parking by San Luis Obispo County Parks in El Chorro Regional Park April through September on weekends and holidays. Carpool and save!