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.

Practice the new Chautauqua registration system today

We’re excited to announce a brand-new registration system for the 17th Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua. You may recognize it if you’ve attended the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival or the Monterey Bay Birding Festival. The new system makes it faster to sign up for trips and easier to register groups, all without needing a username or password.

This year’s Chautauqua has one hundred field trips to choose from, spanning a range of topics including birds, botany, butterflies, bats, art, and more! Photo by Elin Ljung.

We have opened the registration in practice mode until midnight on Friday, April 13th, so you can familiarize yourself with the new process before registration begins at 6:30 am PDT on Sunday, April 15th. Please visit the registration page on the Chautauqua website to read over some helpful registration tips and be sure to watch the tutorial video below, which will walk you through registration step-by-step.


If you have any questions about the new Chautauqua registration system, feel free to send us an email or call (760) 647-6595.