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Heron and Cormorant Rookery

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Pretty amazing to see all the herons and comorants nesting in the trees. Also breathtaking to see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
pcman63
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South Pasadena, California
Heron and Cormorant ookery

The rookery has actually changed location from where it is listed now. The birds changed their... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Pam B
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Monrovia, 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Pretty amazing to see all the herons and comorants nesting in the trees. Also breathtaking to see the large white herons flying overhead. Only a short drive from the town of Morro Bay or a half hour walk.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank pcman63
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The rookery has actually changed location from where it is listed now. The birds changed their location. However, where the rookery USED to be is excellent place to see birds fishing. We saw pelicans and egrets as well as herons and cormorants. We went around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pam B
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We were there in the morning with gray, foggy skies but were still able to see dozens of birds nest and several baby cormorants feeding. A very short hike and quick stop on our bird tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Michael S
Reviewed May 26, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mike H
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Angeles
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RosyRJ
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Janet T
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank treborz1
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.....

Date of experience: September 2017
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