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Heron and Cormorant Rookery

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So amazing to just listen and watch!

Loads of nests, varieties of birds to see. They are busy carrying twigs back and forth building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RosyRJ
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Orange, California
Disappointing

The trees are dying from the bird excrement and very few are left. This used to be such a great... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Janet T
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Clovis, California, United States
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Located in Morro Bay National Estuary, this is a popular place to view a variety of birds.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
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Morro Bay, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads of nests, varieties of birds to see. They are busy carrying twigs back and forth building nests and carrying food for babies. The sounds of the calls are fascinating. Of course, now we understand the window washing stations strategically placed all around the Inn...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The trees are dying from the bird excrement and very few are left. This used to be such a great place to visit this time of year to see the huge nests and babies nesting, but this year there was hardly any nests, didn't see...More

Thank Janet T
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

A wide range of marine and coastal birds are found in the Rookery. One will see a veritable plethora of Heron nesting places.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I absolutely loved the rookery: Hawks, herons, Cormorants, Turkey Vultures, & Deer! Viewing the birds is best from the beach or parking lot of Inn at Morro Bay But dang, I was eaten alive by no-see-ums while walking along the path.....

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

It would have been helpful to have better directions in order to find this place. The description said it was next to Morro Bay Inn but the sign to Morro Bay Inn was very small, we passed it several times, and we could see nothing...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Not that into birding, but this was so different from anything we've seen before. It was really cool, especially after the natural history museum where we learned the names of the birds we were seeing.

Thank EJCSF
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you are an avid bird watcher and enjoy seeing a lot of sea birds up close and personal, then this is the place for you. This past winter, there was a lot of strong winds and rain, and many of the trees that were...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

How often can you stand amidst the trees of such a rookery right along the road? You'll experience the sounds and smells of hundreds of birds, caring for their young and guarding their nests. There are some small informative signs for the visitors. The park...More

Thank imabug2
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

This was an interesting spot. There were loads of birds in the trees, on the beach and out in the tidal water. The area was obviously saturated by cormorants which are invasive. But there were also plenty of other birds and sea life. Because we...More

Thank Janet F
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Fun to watch the herons and listen to the cormorants. There is also a small beach area. Very peaceful place. Bring your binoculars.

Thank crtrptr
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