The 2020 Chautauqua was canceled due to COVID-19



We missed seeing you here in the Mono Basin, but we trust that we'll be able to go birding and celebrate the Mono Basin together when it is once again safe. Until then, follow the links to enjoy a dawn chorus from Lee Vining Canyon, and a sunset from the Mono Lake County Park Boardwalk.

Lastly, don't forget to mark your calendars for the nineteenth annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua, June 18–20, 2021. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy—we're thinking of you.

Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

June 18-20, 2021 in Lee Vining, CA

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 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 our REGISTRATION PAGE before registration opens!