A crowd of around a dozen stands on a wooden boardwalk surrounded by marsh vegetation and willows, a lake and mountains can be seen in the distance under blue skies.

Mono Lake County Park Bird Tour

Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.
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May 3 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Join a naturalist-guide for an easy stroll through a variety of habitats including wetlands, willows, sagebrush scrub, and cottonwood trees. This location provides excellent opportunities for birding and general sightseeing. Meet at the Mono Lake County Park parking lot (directions below). This guided, 1.5–2 hour walk is appropriate for all experience levels and age groups. Friday tours are led by a Mono Lake Committee naturalist and Sunday tours are led by a California State Parks ranger.

Reserve your spot


Price: Tours are free. Access to Mono Lake County Park is free.

Additional information:

  • Meet in the parking lot at Mono Lake County Park.
  • Tours are free, but reservations are recommended to secure your spot.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the boardwalk.

Directions to Mono Lake County Park

From Highway 395 turn onto Cemetery Rd (follow signs for County Park/Mono Lake access, 5 miles north of Lee Vining). Continue straight for about 0.3 miles and park in the parking lot on your right.

What to bring

Please bring binoculars if you have them, sun protection (sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses) and plenty of drinking water.