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Heron and Cormorant Rookery

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Just what it says! Tons of cormorants roosting

We were there in the morning with gray, foggy skies but were still able to see dozens of birds nest... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina

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

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Michael S
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Located in Morro Bay National Estuary, this is a popular place to view a variety of birds.
Morro Bay, CA
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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.

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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

2  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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.....

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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

Thank carolmD5497WI
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.

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