Point Blue Conservation Science

Mono Lake part of Western Hemisphere shorebird survey

On August 19, 2023, the Mono Lake Committee partnered with Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society, and Point Blue Conservation Science to conduct the third lake-wide shorebird survey of Mono Lake. This survey is part of the much larger Migratory Shorebird Project, which includes…

Research from Mono Lake to Jupiter

Scientists across disciplines flock to the Mono Basin Mono Lake is a place where fascinating geology gives rise to vital ecosystems, and the support offered to researchers through our Mono Basin Field Station means that the Mono Lake Committee has…

Shorebird survey of Mono Lake’s entire shoreline

Mono Lake is known for its shorebirds—flocks of dainty phalaropes awe us as they fly amongst the tufa, striking black-and-white avocets congregate at the County Park boardwalk, and sandpipers forage on recently exposed mudflats. Even at its unnaturally low level,…

People looking through binoculars in a boat surrounded by smoke.

Pulling weeds at Mono Lake: It’s for the birds

On a recent August morning Mono Lake Committee staff boated out to Twain Islet to hand-pull invasive Bassia weeds to protect critical California Gull nesting habitat at Mono Lake. This was the second season, after a prescribed burn in 2020,…