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Heron and Cormorant Rookery

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Amazing

This sanctuary was right next to the Inn at Morro Bay where we stayed. At first we had no idea what... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael S
Birds this time

Two years ago at this same time there were no birds whatsoever. This time every tree, every nest... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike H
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Redlands, California
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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Morro Bay, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sanctuary was right next to the Inn at Morro Bay where we stayed. At first we had no idea what this was, once discovering, I could hardly keep my eyes off of it. We are not bird watchers by any means but this was...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two years ago at this same time there were no birds whatsoever. This time every tree, every nest had occupants- mainly Double Crested Cormorants, but also a pair of egrets, several pairs of Great Blue Herons.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

How exciting. Cormorant, Great Heron, and Blue Heron rookeries all together. Most of the time when I see rookeries, I have a hard time getting a clear view for photography, but not as challenging here.

Thank Angeles
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

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

Thank RosyRJ
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Reviewed February 6, 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 November 16, 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 September 8, 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.....

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
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Reviewed July 26, 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 July 10, 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 July 10, 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

Thank CentralCoastWine
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