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American Kestrel, copyright 2015, Santiago M. Escruceria


News and updates for the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua

December 27, 2015
Do you want to bird in Colombia, enjoy exclusive early Chautauqua registration, and benefit the Jeff Maurer Chautauqua Research Grant? Trip leader John Sterling is generously donating a portion of his proceeds to the Jeff Maurer Chautauqua Research Grant for those that mention the Chautauqua when registering.
Birding the Andes and valleys of central Colombia, July 30–Aug 13, 2016. 

December 18, 2015
Save the date, the 2016 Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua is on June 17-19. In the meantime, Happy Holidays!

As always, registration begins on April 15 at 6:30am.


2016 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.


This year's musical guest: Idle Hands String Band from Bishop, CA. This performance is free and open to the public on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 12:30pm at Mono Lake County Park!


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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!