There is excellent year round birding while on Elkhorn Slough Safari boat tours, and the bird checklist for Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, CA, contains over 200 species of birds recorded. Shorebirding is particularly good from the vantage provided by the tour boat. Our tours are scheduled to take advantage of their feeding times. The general tour is appropriate for beginner and serious birders. Be sure to tell our birder Captain that you are interested in birds.
Each season has something different to offer: Fall migration, winter visitors, spring migration, spring/summer nesting, and summer residents. There are a number of rare bird sightings during the Elkhorn Slough Safari tours which include golden eagle, red knot, black skimmer, least terns, phalaropes, tundra swans, Clark's grebe and many others.
Special focus bird excursions with local birding professionals are offered by Elkhorn Slough Safari each season. The topics covered during the three hour cruise include shorebirds, identification, behavior, migration, and rare species. The next workshops are scheduled for October 13. Pre-register early - group size limited.
Stay at one of the Top Ten Birding B&Bs in the Nation according to Birds and Blooms magazine, Captain's Inn at Moss Landing, walk to your tour.
Elkhorn Slough National Estuary Research Reserve