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Address: Morro Bay, CA
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Located in Morro Bay National Estuary, this is a popular place to view a...

Located in Morro Bay National Estuary, this is a popular place to view a variety of birds.

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Beautiful short hike , abundant nature

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
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Half Moon Bay, California
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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

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.

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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

very cool place a must see stayed @ inn@ morrobay right next to the rookery the cooing & noises of herons & the cormorants was great to listen very cool place indeed

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Thank Mikemhs
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I traveled up to Morro Bay again this past weekend and was wonderfully surprised to see spring in full bloom. We went on a cruise on the bay for a very inexpensive (if you don't drink the Alcohol) ticket. On the little boat we saw everything they promised, the very first treat we had were the many sea otters swimming... More 

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Thank Ruth B
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

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.

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Central Coast
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188 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 537 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

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... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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.

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Everything in Morro Bay was fantastic. The $10.00 cruise around the bay, the beaches, the shops, the proximity of our hotel to all the fun spots. Even the side street pubs, and shops were great. A special eating place was Hungary Fisherman, we had a great breakfast, and A1 service. The Breeze Inn was terrible, dirty, smelled, and service was... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Really interesting when viewed from the water by tour boat, kayak or paddle board. Really stinky when viewed from land!

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Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When you enter Morro Bay State Park, come past the golf course, and the Inn at Morro Bay, there is a small parking lot (more of a pull out) that has a small billboard. From here you can spot the trees and nests of the cormorants and others. It is best early morning or late afternoon, as the birds go... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

All the action is high up in the trees. You may not see the birds, but you will see their "homes." Nests all over, up in those eucalyptus trees, and some so close together you'd think they were living in the California condos. Signs up (and barbed wire) remind the visitor to respect their nesting land.

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