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Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua programs still have space

June 12th, 2018 by Gabrielle, Project Specialist

The seventeenth annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua starts this week! This year’s festival is sure to be an incredible weekend with over 300 participants and more than 50 presenters. If you haven’t had a chance to register, don’t worry—there are still programs available.

Yosemite ranger Karen Amstutz leads a trip near Virginia Lakes. Photo by Elin Ljung.

Click through to see a list of programs that still have space. Full trip descriptions can be found on the event website.


Birding Mono’s south shore and beyond (field trip)
Justin Hite
Friday 6:00am–12:00pm

Walk quietly & carry a big lens (field trip)
Santiago Escruceria
Friday 7:30am–11:30am

Birding for beginners (field trip)
Lacey Greene
Friday 8:00am–11:30am

Bennettville birding (field trip)
Karen Amstutz
Friday 8:30am–1:30pm

Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep afield (field trip)
John Wehausen
Friday 8:30am–1:00pm

Bird sounds part 1 (indoor workshop)
Roy Poucher
Friday 1:00pm–4:30pm

Fly casting clinic (outdoor workshop)
Trout Unlimited
Friday 1:00pm–3:30pm

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in the Owens and Mono Basins (presentation)
Lacey Greene
Friday 2:00pm–3:00pm

Watershed commonwealths: A future for the climate-changed West? (presentation)
Char Miller
Friday 3:30pm–4:30pm

Public lands stewardship: A century of controversy (presentation)
Char Miller
Friday 7:30pm–8:30pm

Enchanted evening: Stories & stars on the lakeshore (evening presentation)
Ane Carla Rovetta & Savannah Boiano
Friday 8:00pm–9:30pm

Bird sounds part 2 (field study)
Roy Poucher
Saturday 6:00am–11:30am

Photo walk with Bob Steele (field trip)
Bob Steele
Saturday 6:30am–11:00am

Introduction to image editing (indoor workshop)
Bob Steele
Saturday 1:00pm–5:00pm

Touring policy hot spots
Geoff McQuilkin
Saturday 1:00pm–4:30pm

Fly casting clinic (outdoor workshop)
Trout Unlimited
Saturday 1:00pm–3:30pm

A meeting with Dr. Steller (outdoor presentation)
Pete Devine
Saturday 1:30pm–2:30pm

Fields’ guide to Osprey (field trip)
Lisa Fields
Saturday 2:00pm–5:00pm

Insights into Bird Behaviors (presentation)
Barry Boulton
Saturday 3:00pm–4:00pm

Tule tangles (workshop)
Ane Carla Rovetta
Saturday 7:00pm–8:30pm

Thinking like a naturalist: Reclaiming the art of Natural History (evening presentation)
John Muir (Jack) Laws
Saturday 7:30pm–8:30pm

Bird sounds part 2 (field study)
Roy Poucher
Sunday 6:30am–11:30am

Capturing birds with pencil & paper (workshop)
Keith Hansen
Sunday 9:00am–11:30am

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