Hoar frost clings to pine needles on a branch that holds a now open cone.

Events

Phalarope interpretive walk

Join phalarope researchers Ryan Carle and Kiki Tarr for an educational walk along the shore of South Tufa to learn phalarope identification and about conservation efforts at Mono Lake and globally. This two-hour walk is less than half a mile,…

Phalarope surveys return to Mono Lake

One of my most influential early birding memories involved phalaropes. It was a family trip to Monterey Bay, California around Labor Day, and my sister and I had been interested in birds for a few years, but we weren’t what…
Hundreds of small shorbirds bathed in golden light, in flight, on the shore, and in the water at Mono Lake in front of tufa towers.

7: The birds of Mono Lake

The Mono Basin is an oasis for hundreds of species of birds, many of which rely exclusively on alkali flies and brine shrimp for sustenance. The lake is critical habitat for California Gulls, Eared Grebes, and phalaropes. Learn more about…