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The Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua is June 20–22, 2014

NEWS & Updates for the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua
April 13, 2014
We posted the new fax/mail registration form on the registration page. Please note that we have fewer field trip spaces on Friday morning than we did last year. If you get shut out on Friday morning, don't despair, we hope to add a couple of field trips in the very near future. Good luck with registration!

If you wake up to watch to lunar eclipse, you might as well stay up to register for the Chautauqua. Remember, registration opens on April 15 at 6:30am Pacific Time.


2014 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 $4,500.00 for Mono Basin/Eastern Sierra research. Check the RFP for more information.


This year's musical guest: Jelly Bread This performance is free and open to the public on
Sunday, June 22 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 Chautauquaónot your ordinary bird festival!