Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua - Not your ordinary bird festival

Mark your calendars for June 16-18, 2017. Registration opens on April 15, 2017 - don't miss it!

Eastern Sierra Audubon is a proud partner of the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua, located in Lee Vining, CA.  Join us for another weekend of workshops, field trips, auditorium presentations, music and more. We have another outstanding line-up of presenters and field trip leaders scheduled. Registration opens in April. More details at:

From the Chautauqua Planning Team:

Get your binoculars ready for the 16th Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua coming June 16-18, 2017!

The Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua brings birders together to enhance appreciation and understanding of the Mono Basin's diverse and abundant bird life and to educate the public about this area's value to birds and people. The Sixteenth Annual Chautauqua offers over 90 field trips, workshops, and presentations with renowned bird guides, naturalists, and artists. Add live music and delicious food, and you've got yourself a fantastic long weekend in nature with friends!

The Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua won a Mindful Birding Award in 2015 for adopting ethical birding guidelines and supporting conservation efforts for birds and their habitats. We're proud to practice ethical birding.

Registration is on April 15 at 6:30am. The Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua is a very popular event. Many field trips will fill to capacity within minutes of registration opening. We suggest being as prepared as possible with trip choices as well as multiple alternative choices from the program. Register on our secure site for the events you wish to participate in along with your complete contact and payment information. You will be registered for the events of your choice based on availability. Registering online is faster, easier, and quickly confirms your spots.

Please fully prepare yourself to register by reading the REGISTRATION PAGE before registration opens!

Blackburnian Warbler

Male Blackburnian Warbler captured and banded using mistnets at Rush Creek, Chautauqua 2005

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