2020 Owens Lake Bird Festival
Outings Schedule

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All outings begin at Statham Hall. Regarding how strenuous an outing is, trips on Owens Lake are the most accessible and least strenuous.

Friday Afternoon

9:00 AM

  • Conglomerate Mesa Exploration with Bryan Hatchell

Saturday Morning

6:30 AM

  • Birding and Botany in the Alabama Hills with Russell Kokx
  • Photographing Birds on Owens Lake with Martin Powell
  • Birding on Owens Lake with Debbie House & Barbara Kelley (***All Day Outing – 6:30 AM – 3:30 PM***)

7:00 AM

  • Natural History at Cottonwood Creek with Paul McFarland
  • Birding on Owens Lake – Focus on Snowy Plover with Bill  Deane & Katie Rodriguez
  • History of Saline Valley Salt Tram & Cerro Gordo with Max Rosan (***All Day Outing – 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM***)

7:30 AM

  • Birding on Owens Lake with Jora Fogg & Collette Gaal
  • Birding on Owens Lake with Mike Prather & Ali Sheehey
  • Birding at Cartago Springs with Andrea Jones

8:00 AM

  • Bird Habitat Management on Owens Lake with Jeff Nordin

Saturday Afternoon

1:00 PM

  • Geology in the Alabama Hills with John Kelly
  • Geology on Owens Lake with Dave Wagner

1:15 PM

  • Birding For Beginners with Benny Jacobs-Schwartz
  • Birding on Owens Lake with Jeff Nordin & Bill Deane
  • Birding on Owens Lake with Collette Gaal & Kathy Duvall

1:30 PM

  • Exploring the Owens River Water Trail with Alex Ertaud

Sunday Morning

6:30 AM

  • Birding and Botany in the Alabama Hills with Russell Kokx
  • Birding at Cartago Springs with Andrea Jones

7:00 AM

  • Birding on Owens Lake with Mike Prather
  • Photographing Birds on Owens Lake with Martin Powell
  • Film History of Owens Lake with Chris Langley
  • Birding at Edwards Field with Collette Gaal & Kathy Duvall

7:30 AM

  • Birding at Cottonwood Creek with Jora Fogg & Alex Ertaud
  • Geology on Owens Lake with Dave Wagner
  • Birding on Owens Lake with Debbie House
  • Lower Owens River Restoration and Ecology with Jeff Nordin

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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…