Success! Thanks for another wonderful year!
The Sixteenth Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua was a smashing success, with 306 participants, 56 presenters, and 152 species of birds sighted, including a few rarities. We would like to thank all of the participants and leaders, as well as the organizing staff support from the Mono Lake Committee and California State Parks, and the local businesses that offer discounts to our participants. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Music in the Park
The band for this year's picnic in County Park is the Bodie 601 Band, a local group named for a vigilante committee that took the law into their own hands in the heyday of Bodie. Get ready to dance to unique bluegrass/americana music in the grass at the park! This performance is free and open to the public on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 12:30pm at the Mono Lake County Park.
Grid Schedule up online!
Owens Lake Bird Festival
Registration is still open and a few spots are still available for the Owens Lake Bird Festival down in Lone Pine, CA, April 28-30. This is the 3rd Annual OLBF and they have really taken flight. According to their website, "the Owens Lake Bird Festival promises great opportunities for experiencing a special place during the height of an awe inspiring migration of birds travelling between hemispheres." Go get your bird on!
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It Has Begun
The Chautauqua organizers are hard at work contacting presenters and assembling the 2017 field trip schedule. We've confirmed about 40 presenters so far! Check back in mid-March for a draft of the schedule.