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News and updates for the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

March 22, 2015
Draft schedule is posted. Detailed rogram text is coming within the week. Also, last year's bird sightings are posted.

Thanks for being patient. Coordinating this event is a big effort. More updates coming fast and furious before registration begins at 6:30am on April 15.

Confirmed leaders include:

Karen Amstutz, Ted Beedy, Peter Bergen, Pete Bloom, Pete Devine, Colin Dillingham, Santiago Escruceria, Ken Etzel, Lisa Fields, Alissa Fogg, Jora Fogg, Terri Geissinger, Tom Hahn, Keith Hansen, John Harris, Debbie House, Ann Howald, Jeffrey Hunter,
Rod Kelsey, Nora Livingston, Burleigh Lockwood, Elizabeth Long, Jessica Lundquist, Paul McFarland, Geoff McQuilkin,
Peter Metropulos, Lisa Murphy, Kristie Nelson, Kay Ogden, Karyn O’Hearn, Bob Power, Greg Reis, Will Richardson, Cathy Rose, Michael Elsohn Ross, Ane Carla Rovetta, Ali Sheehey, Christy Sherr, Dave Shuford, Steve Shunk, Chris Spiller, Bob Steele,
Susan Steele, John Sterling, Greg Stock, Sarah Stock, Erica Tucker, Erik Westerlund, Stuart Wilkinson

Chautauqua registration is less than one month away!

February 15, 2015
Program information for 2015 is under construction with updates on the way soon.

There is a great thirst and warmth here. Wildfires in February, brine shrimp in Mono Lake, and Sagebrush sparrows singing in Lee Vining on Valentine's Day. Chautauqua registration is only two months away.


2015 Jeff Maurer Chautauqua Research Grant
Each year a portion of the proceeds from the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua fund a small grant that supports continuing research and education connections. The grant is named in honor of Jeff Maurer, a dedicated field biologist, educator, and long-time Chautauqua presenter. This year we hope to fund up to $2,500.00 for Mono Basin/Eastern Sierra research. Requests for proposals coming soon.


This year's musical guest: Mumbo Gumbo from Davis, CA. This performance is free and open to the public on
Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 12:30pm, at Mono Lake County Park!


Contact us!                                                             Catch the Chautauqua on: Bird Chautauqua on Flickr


Mono Lake Committee  California State Parks  Yosemite National Park  USFS  ESIA   Friends of the Inyo  PRBO Conservation Science  Eastern Sierra Audubon Chapter  Yosemite Conservancy

(the motels below are bird-friendly and generously support the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua)
El Mono Motel      Lake View Lodge      Lee Vining Motel

Bird Chautauqua Mission:
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 Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua—not your ordinary bird festival!