Owens Lake Bird Festival

Lone Pine, CA

April 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year's Owens Lake Bird Festival. We look forward to seeing you next year. We'll post details for the 2018 Owens Lake Bird Festival as we finalize them.

In the meantime, check out this great short film about Owens Lake, Mike Prather, and the importance of being present.

Here's a list of the birds we saw this year.

Check out photos from this year's festival on our blog.

Thanks you to our festival partners and sponsors for making this year's Owens Lake Bird Festival possible.

Event details:

Friday, April 28- Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tickets: $60, students $30, children 12 and under free

  • Registration includes Friday evening reception, trips on Saturday and Sunday plus continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

Saturday sack lunch $15

  • Must pre-order

Saturday dinner celebration $31.00

  • Includes catered dinner from the Grill, beer from Mountain Rambler Brewery and wine from Barefoot Wines, and Inyo County’s long time pre-eminent birders Tom and Jo Heindel present “The Amazing Shorebirds of Owens Lake.”
  • RSVP


*Friends of the Inyo is operating under special use permit from the Inyo National Forest. Friends of the Inyo is an equal opportunity provide.



Trip Leaders

Schedule of trips

Trip Descriptions

About Owens Lake
Map of Owens Lake
Birds of Owens Lake (checklist)

List of Birds Seen at the 2016 Festival

Photos and Video from the 2016 Festival

Birding Ethics

Lodging & Restaurants

Sponsors & Partners
Eastern Sierra Birding Trail Map


                                                                                                               Photo by Gail Klett


Owens Lake
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