San Luis Obispo Nature Walks & Activities

San Luis Obispo visitor love the sunny days and cool nights, and they rave about the beautiful mountains and lovely beaches. But don't forget our flora and fauna because there’s so much to see here! For starters, find the latest in whale watching, orchid shows, elephant seal watching, birding, dune walks, San Luis Obispo nature walks, and other activities by consulting the comprehensive, regularly updated calendar of events in San Luis Obispo County.

The Audubon Society lists San Luis Obispo County as one of its top ten birding sites in the country. Morro Bay Estuary, one of the largest unspoiled coastal marshes in the state, is a major stopping point in bird migration and attracts over 200 species of native and migrating birds - waterfowl, shorebirds, birds of prey, and warblers. Impressive Peregrine Falcons, once on the verge of extinction, now nest and hunt from the cliffs of Morro Rock. The neighboring estuary attracts the graceful and elegant snowy egret.

A brochure listing local birds and birding sites can be obtained by phoning the Natural Resources Manager for San Luis Obispo County at 805-781-7211.