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Sat, Apr 27


Elkhorn Slough Safari, Moss Landing

Young Birders Club Trip - Elkhorn Slough Safari Boat Trip

Join the MAS YBC for an adventure on the water with Elkhorn Slough Safari!

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Young Birders Club Trip - Elkhorn Slough Safari Boat Trip
Young Birders Club Trip - Elkhorn Slough Safari Boat Trip

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2024, 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Elkhorn Slough Safari, Moss Landing, 7981 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039


About the event

Come ready for a boating adventure! Join Monterey Audubon and Elkhorn Slough Safari for a trip out on the waters of Elkhorn Slough. We’ll see numerous shorebirds, terns, herons, cormorants, and other waterbirds from our vantage point up on the boat. We can also expect to see harbor seals and sea otters. All levels of interest in birds are welcome! Ideal for ages 10-18. If you'd like to borrow binoculars, please indicate how many during the registration.

Time and meeting: The boat ride will be from 9:15 am to 10:45 am. Please meet at 8:45 am at the Elkhorn Slough Safari Office at 7981 Moss Landing Road, Suite.E., at the intersection of Moss Landing Road and Sandholdt Road. We'll check-in, sign waivers, get binoculars handed out, and use the restroom here, then walk across the street to the Moss Landing Harbor to depart at 9:15 am from A Dock. 


Free all day: on Moss Landing Road near the Office/Gift Shop, as long as you're on the shoulder and not blocking any entrances to local businesses.

Paid: $12, in the Moss Landing Harbor lot at 7881 Sandholdt Road, payable at the harbor office near the flag poles.  Free if you have a handicap placard.

Cost: Monterey Audubon has reserved the whole boat for our group for this morning. Although kids usually cost $33, all young birders will get to ride for free on this special trip! We are asking for a $50-75 donation per adult chaperone. This includes the $43 cost for one adult passenger plus the customary 10-15% tip for the boat crew. If this cost is a barrier to your participation, please contact us to work out another option. You may pay through our website's Donation page after you register or mail a check to the Monterey Audubon Society at PO Box 5656, Carmel, CA 93921. Please contact us if you have any additional questions or want to pay in cash! Email:

What to bring: Sunscreen, hat, water, layers, close-toed shoes, blanket to sit on or for warmth. No food or drink except water.

Waivers: Everyone, kids and adults, must sign one.  Please fill out and sign them when you check in. If you are an adult chaperone bringing your child's friend, that friend needs a waiver filled out and signed by their parent in advance! See attached waiver to print and have the guardian of the accompanying child fill out before driving to Moss Landing.

Miscellaneous: The trip will take place in light rain, but will be rescheduled if there's heavy rain or winds. A decision will be made on the afternoon before our departure. Seasickness is virtually never a problem: we travel on flat water at slow speed. There will be a deckhand/naturalist on board in addition to the MAS YBC team.

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