with Morro Coast Audubon members, Jessica Griffiths and Eric Wier
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is pleased to welcome back 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.
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Eric Wier has been birding since his teen years, and has enjoyed seeking out birds from arctic Alaska to Costa Rica. Jessica Griffiths has been working as a field biologist for over 15 years. She grew up in Chicago, and received her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College outside of Boston. She then spent the next few years traveling around the country working for non-profits and government agencies in 7 states with a focus on songbird ecology. She received her Masters at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where she studied monarch butterflies. She currently works as a biologist for Althouse &Meade, Inc. She is also actively involved with the Morro Coast Audubon Society, and leads year-round bird walks for birders of all ages.