Birding by Ear workshops at Mono Lake

How many times have you heard a bird sing and wondered what kind it was? Wouldn’t it be fun and satisfying to be able to identify birds by their song or call?
Now you can do that, during a series of four-hour workshops on the lake, which are open to all levels of birders and where you can come and listen to the sounds of the birds and learn to associate those songs to the actual bird.
These 4-hour workshops begin at 8 a.m. on May 30, June 5 and June 11, according to Dave Marquart, a ranger at the Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve, who will lead the talks.
“For some people, consciously listening to birds sing can have a relaxing and therapeutic effect,” he said. “Imagine what listening to singing birds for four hours can do!”
• Workshops will be limited to 12 participants.
• Call 760-647-6331 to make reservations or email the State Natural Reserve at: