A black woodpecker with tawny breast and face markings hangs to bark of a tree trunk visibile behind a mess of smaller branches.

Natural History of Mono Basin Woodpeckers (FULL)

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June 21 @ 7:00 pm June 24 @ 12:30 pm

Join this fascinating seminar for a dynamic overview of Mono Basin woodpeckers. One of the most specialized bird families in the world, at least nine species of woodpeckers occur regularly in the Mono Basin, making the forests around Mono Lake a perfect stage for observing these amazing forest carpenters. Black-backed Woodpecker photo courtesy of Sherry Taylor.

Details

Date: June 21–24, 2022

Instructor: Steve Shunk

Price: $265 for members / $280 for the public

Registration: Begins February 17, 2022 at 9:00am PST for Mono Lake Committee members.

Questions? Contact the field seminar team by email or phone at (760) 647-6595.

Activity level: DIFFICULT

This seminar’s activity level: difficult. We will be walking up to three miles a day at a leisurely pace, most of which will be over uneven terrain, off trail, and will include stepping up and over obstacles. This type of walking requires good balance, some agility, and stamina. Be prepared for short, steep sections of trail. We will be standing for several hours at a time while out in the field; some of that time may be in the sun without much shade.

A black woodpecker with tawny breast and face markings hangs to bark of a tree trunk visibile behind a mess of smaller branches.