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Join us for weekly Mono Lake bird walks starting on Friday, May 20

April 27th, 2016 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
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Migratory and nesting birds are returning to the Mono Basin in droves as the weather warms. Join us for free guided bird walks at Mono Lake County park starting on Friday, May 20 to see owls, woodpeckers, sparrows, gulls, raptors, shorebirds, warblers, wrens, and more up close!

A something something sandpiper?? forages for food along Mono Lake's shore. Photo by Santiago Escruceria.

Least Sandpiper. Photo by Santiago Escruceria.

The guided walks take place at 8:00am every Friday and Sunday morning throughout the summer, and are offered in partnership between the Mono Lake Committee and the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. Participants meet in the parking lot at Mono Lake County Park on Cemetery Road; no fees or registration required; bring binoculars if you have them. Birders of all experience levels are welcome.

Photo by Santiago Escruceria.

Yellow-rumped Warbler. Photo by Santiago Escruceria.

County Park is a great place to bird because of its varied habitats, from sagebrush scrub and riparian forest to meadow and Mono Lake shoreline. In addition to birds, participants also often see deer, coyotes, cottontail rabbits, and Belding’s ground squirrels. Check out these two posts to see a preview of birds and wildlife at County Park. We hope to see you on a bird walk this year!

Photo by Santiago Escruceria.

Rufous Hummingbird. Photo by Santiago Escruceria.

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