La Serena Inn - Morro Bay, CA, 93442, United States

John Audubon

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1785 - 1851

John James Audubon was born in Haiti, illegitimate and multi-racial, in 1785. His birth name was Jean Rabin. At first he liked to shoot birds and said it was a bad day when he shot fewer than 100 birds. Later, he came to regret this.

What made him such a great and important man?

Firstly, he was a magnificent artist. He didn't just paint pretty bird pictures, he portrayed fellow creatures, each an individual being with a living spirit and self-awareness. From then on we were obliged to see them that way forever.

That is why he was a genius and why we now see ourselves as inextricably bound to all life on earth. That is why there exists an Audubon and other such important societies that cherish the web of life.

Audubon was a visionary genius who entrusted this vision to us.

La Serena Inn
990 Morro Avenue
Morro Bay, CA, 93442, United States
Call: 1-805-772-5665 | 1-800-248-1511
Fax: (805) 772-1044


La Serena Inn - The Bird Friends Inn of Morro Bay

Welcome to the La Serena Inn! Our warm and inviting hotel sits just blocks from the ocean in picturesque Morro Bay. The town itself is the perfect quintessential beach destination. Little shops line the quaint streets that meander down to the bay. Boats and paddle boarders drift past as children dance dreamily up and down the shore.