2020 Owens Lake Bird Festival
Event Schedule

Friday, April 24

6:00pm- 8:00pm Opening reception

Check in, registration and event social at Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street
Enjoy hors-d’oeuvres and drinks.


Saturday, April 25

6:00am- 8:00 am- Meet and check in, Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street

Continental breakfast provided

6:30am, 7:00am, 7:30am, 8:00 am-11:30am- Morning Outings

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Informal lunch, Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street

1:00, 1:15, & 1:30pm- 4:30pm- Afternoon Outings

5:00pm- Dinner Reception, Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street,

Keynote address by Michael Prather
“Owens Lake – The Long Winding Road.”

Sunday, April 26

6:00 – 7:30 am- Meet and check in, Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street

Continental breakfast provided

6:30am, 7:00am, & 7:30am-11:30am- Morning Outings

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Birds of the 2017 Owens Lake Bird Festival

Here’s the list of birds we saw at the 2017 Owens Lake Bird Festival: Gadwall American Wigeon Mallad Blue-winged Teal Cinnamon Teal Northern Shoveler Northern Pintail Green-winged Teal Canvasback Redhead Lesser Scaup Long-tailed Duck Bufflehead Red-breasted Merganser Ruddy Duck California Quail Eared Grebe Double-crested Cormorant American White Pelican Great Blue Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret White-faced Ibis Turkey Vulture Osprey Bald Eagle Northern Harrier Cooper’s Hawk Red-shouldered Hawk Swainson’s Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Sora American Coot Black-necked Stilt American Avocet Back-bellied plover Snowy Plover Semipalmated plover Killdeer Spotted Sandpiper Solitary Sandpiper Greater Yellowlegs Lesser Yellowlegs Willet Whimbrel Long-billed Curlew Marbled Godwit…

The People of the Owens Lake Bird Festival

While the birds were the star of the festival, the people made it pretty great too:   Saturday started out cold (photo by David Carle)…   But we persisted, and had a great time (photo by Janet Carle).   It was a gorgeous day to search for birds (Gabby Guerrero).   We learned a lot from Bob Steele about the art of bird photography (Sam Dummer).   Dave Herbst led his always popular exploration of the microbiotic life of Owens Lake (Janet Carle).   (David Carle)   This year’s festival offered many excited trips off the lake. Here’s the group…