COVID-19 UPDATE: The 2020 Chautauqua is canceled
We are sorry to announce that we must cancel this year's Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua due to COVID-19.
The Chautauqua partners are committed to the health and safety of our participants, presenters, staff, and the broader community; therefore, we feel it would be irresponsible to hold an event of this size at this time. Moreover, with Governor Newsom's stay-at-home order and plans to reopen the state in stages—with large gatherings last on the list—as well as Mono County discouraging visitation to the Eastern Sierra, it's clear that we cannot proceed with the festival. Stay tuned for a couple of live, virtual experiences that we'll be offering for free on Saturday, June 20.
We will miss seeing you here in the Mono Basin, but we trust that we'll be able to go birding and celebrate the Mono Basin together when it is once again safe. Lastly, don't forget to mark your calendars for the nineteenth annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua, June 18–20, 2021. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy—we're thinking of you.
Registration is closed
See you next year, June 18-20, 2021!
Basic Registration: $95
Up to 3 presentations, workshops, and/or field trips.
Full Registration: $125
Up to 5 presentations, workshops, and/or field trips.
Unlimited Registration: $160
Sign up for as many presentations, workshops, and/or field trips as you wish.
Student Registration: $50
Unlimited presentations, workshops, and/or field trips. Current FULL TIME student ID required within a month of registering.
Kids age 12 and under are FREE!
Please watch the following video to see the registration process step by step.
This registration system makes it fast to sign up for trips and easy to register groups, all without needing a username or password. There are a few important things to note:
HOW TO REGISTER A GROUP
To begin, enter the basic information for the person who will pay (if you register as a group, you must pay with a single credit card). Then, select how many additional people will be registered in this group (up to 3 in addition to the payer) and enter their basic information.
On the next screen, select a day and then an event on that day. Select (check) all the people in your group who want to go on that event and then click Register/Add to Cart.
IMPORTANT: Pay close attention to the message for each attendee after clicking Register/Add to Cart. If the event is full, there will be a red error message and the trip will not be added to your registration summary at the bottom of the screen.
Repeat this process until all events are added to your registration summary at the bottom of the page.
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
After you have made your event selections, they are held for you until you complete the payment process. Take time to verify the event selections of each person in your group. The Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua is a very popular event and many field trips will fill to capacity within minutes of registration opening.
In the event that you are registering two people at the same time and one of you is not enrolled in a field trip because it reaches full capacity, please do not panic or despair. Simply complete your registration without that particular field trip and then email us or call (760) 647-6595 and we will work with you to remedy the situation to the best of our abilities. If a particular field trip is already full when you begin your registration, please select an alternate field trip instead.
CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION
After registering, you will also be sent a confirmation email (one per group). The confirmation email will include a link for you to review your itinerary. Be sure to carefully review the itinerary for each person in your group. Please check your junk mail or spam folders if you do not see an email right away. If there is a problem with your registration, please email us or call (760) 647-6595.
If you cancel by May 29, 2020 we will refund your registration less a $15 processing fee per registration. Sorry, no refunds after that date. To cancel, please call (760) 647-6595.