Some Trips Still Have Space

The Sixteenth Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua opened registration on April 15. Over 300 people registered, but there is still space available in many awesome trips! Check out the most recent grid schedule or the program to see which trips still have space. If you haven't registered yet, you can do that here. If you want to be placed on a waitlist for a full event, email us or call (760) 647-6595. We look forward to seeing you in June!

Registration is just around the corner

Get your binoculars ready for the Sixteenth Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua! As you gear up for registration, please read over our tips for a smooth registration process, which include important details about registering as a group. Also, be sure to look closely at the most recent grid schedule to be certain your itinerary will not have any overlapping programs, as the system will not allow you to register for concurrent events.

Registration opens Saturday, April 15th at 6:30am PDT. A register button will appear on the Chautauqua registration page at that time and we encourage you to register online as early as possible. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation email for each person in your group. Once you have carefully reviewed each itinerary, click "Confirm My Registration" for each person. This alerts us that you have double checked your registration and are all set to go.

If you have a problem on registration day, email us or call (760) 647-6595. Good luck and remember, whatever your itinerary, you are likely to have a wonderful Chautauqua because our presenters are top notch and the birding in the Mono Basin is exquisite!

Music in the Park

The band for this year's picnic in County Park is the Bodie 601 Band, a local group named for a vigilante committee that took the law into their own hands in the heyday of Bodie. Get ready to dance to unique bluegrass/americana music in the grass at the park! This performance is free and open to the public on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 12:30pm at the Mono Lake County Park.

Grid Schedule up online!

We've posted the grid schedule and the program so you can start planning your Chautauqua events. These are both subject to change, so please double check before you register!

Owens Lake Bird Festival

Registration is still open and a few spots are still available for the Owens Lake Bird Festival down in Lone Pine, CA, April 28-30. This is the 3rd Annual OLBF and they have really taken flight. According to their website, "the Owens Lake Bird Festival promises great opportunities for experiencing a special place during the height of an awe inspiring migration of birds travelling between hemispheres." Go get your bird on!

New Website

We've been working hard to bring you a new clean and modern Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua website. We hope it makes navigating your Chautauqua needs easier. Please contact us if you have any constructive criticism or find any typos or errors. We appreciate your feedback!

It Has Begun

The Chautauqua organizers are hard at work contacting presenters and assembling the 2017 field trip schedule. We've confirmed about 40 presenters so far! Check back in mid-March for a draft of the schedule.

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