Green grass with fluffy seed heads lines the shore of a lake, tufa formations are in the water offshore.

Tag: birding

A gray and white bird with a black head and yellow tip of bill wades in shallow water.

Rare Birding in Mono County (FULL)

This birding seminar will scour the county looking for rare birds that show up during the fall migration. We will seek out rare birds that have been reported and we will bird several hotspots where rarities tend to show up…
A brown and white bird with orange bill and feet stands on a rock in front of water.

Late Summer Birding

As birds fly south for winter, people often wonder: “Where exactly are they going? Where are they coming from? How long does it take them to get there? How do they know where to go?” This seminar strives to answer…
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)

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 brown and gray bird perched in small twigs, the background is blue.

Breeding Birds of the Mono Basin (FULL)

Late spring and early summer are the best times to find breeding birds in the Mono Basin. This one-day seminar will visit several spots in the Mono Basin to learn about the many breeding birds that raise their families here.…

Bird walks begin Friday, May 20

The Mono Lake Committee and California State Parks welcome everyone to attend free, weekly bird walks this summer. After a two-year hiatus, bird walks will occur at 8:00am every Friday at Mono Lake County Park, Saturday at Lundy Canyon, and…
A brown and gray bird perched in small twigs, the background is blue.

Chautauqua registration opens April 15

Here are five important things you need to know about this year’s Chautauqua: Chautauqua registration begins at 6:30am PDT on Friday, April 15. Be sure to check out the newly updated schedule online as you select your programs. We are expecting high demand for…
A small tan bird sits perched on barbed wire.

Virtual Seminar: Bird Anatomy & Physiology

Learn about the essentials of bird anatomy and physiology with Lead Naturalist Guide Nora Livingston from the comfort of your own home. This virtual seminar will broaden your knowledge of important foundations of ornithology (the study of birds) that can be applied to every bird you see, and we will…