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Registration opens on April 15 at 6:30 AM PDT

April 8, 2022: Registration for the nineteenth annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua opens at 6:30am PDT on Friday, April 15. Be sure to check out the newly updated schedule online as you select your programs. We are expecting high demand for this year's in-person event, and we have limited capacity due to smaller trip sizes and no indoor presentations. Afternoon and evening field trips are particularly limited and it’s possible the event will sell out quickly. Please be patient with us if you don't get into as many trips as you'd like, and be flexible—there's plenty to enjoy in the Mono Basin during your visit.

All participants and field trip leaders are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted to attend the Chautauqua this year. We will require proof of vaccination after registration to save your spot in the field trips you register for.

We will be offering a small virtual Chautauqua the weekend before the in-person event (June 10–11). You can register for this virtual event online starting on April 15. If you are attending in person in June, you will automatically have free access to the virtual event. Recordings of the virtual events will be available through August 1, 2022.

Practice using the registration system now through Wednesday, April 13. In order to have the best chance of getting your first choice events for the in-person event, we highly recommend that you practice using the registration system. Additionally, be sure to check out our registration tips and the new tutorial videos we created to walk you through the system step-by-step.

T-shirts are available this year for pre-order only. This year’s T-shirt art features a Lazuli Bunting illustrated by L Wren Walraven on an organic cotton, sky blue or gray T-shirt. T-shirts will only be available for pre-order, so be sure to order yours when you register so you don't miss out.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email or call (760) 647-6595 and ask for Andrew or Nora.


Chautauqua programs now online

March 18, 2022: Registration for the nineteenth annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua is less than a month away, beginning at 6:30am PDT on Friday, April 15, 2022. The full schedule of field trips and outdoor workshops is now online, including the grid schedule, which shows how trips may overlap. Please note that we are still working on this schedule and additional programs may be added prior to registration day.
We highly recommend finding several alternate programs for each time slot, as many programs fill quickly—some fill just minutes after registration opens.
Updated presenter biographies are also online, so you can learn more about everyone leading trips this year.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email or call (760) 647-6595 and ask for Andrew or Nora.


Chautauqua will be in-person in 2022!

Mark your calendar—the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua is a little more than four months away: June 17–19, 2022 in Lee Vining. You read that right, IN Lee Vining! We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an in-person Chautauqua this year. We are setting up the weekend's schedule of field trips and outdoor workshops and we will post the full program online on Friday, March 18. As always, Chautauqua registration will open on Friday, April 15 at 6:30am PDT. Be sure to book your accommodations as soon as possible, as Lee Vining motels tend to sell out early for this busy weekend. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions either by email or by calling (760) 647-6595. We are looking forward to another great event filled with feathers, fun, and friends!


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