Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

June 16-18, 2023 in Lee Vining, CA

Important Announcements:

Due to this record breaking winter and the strain it has put on our community, we are slightly delayed in our Chautauqua planning process. We will be publishing the program and grid schedule as soon as possible, but likely not until April 1. This is yet another year that will take patience and flexibility as there are many factors out of our control.

We are also in the process of updating our website, so please bear with us while we make these changes.

Due to various other events in the community, lodging in Lee Vining is severely limited this year. Please book your lodging now and have backup plans. Please note that campgrounds may also be impacted by snow.

If you have questions feel free to contact us.

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!