Friends of the Inyo’s Owens Lake Bird Festival

Coming April 23, 2022
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Since 2015, the Owens Lake Bird Festival has been celebrating the migration of thousands of birds as they alight at Owens Lake to replenish their strength before continuing on their transcontinental journey along the Pacific Flyway, which extends from Alaska to Patagonia. Owens Lake has been designated a Nationally Significant Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society and the American Bird Conservancy.

But the Owens Lake Bird Festival is more than just about birding, and outings are designed to cover topics that include botany, photography, geology, local history and culture, and more, to complement the experience.

There are six trips to choose from:

  • Four half-day trips (morning and afternoon options at $22.50 per trip), and
  • Two full-day trips (one at $45, and another at $55).

All trips will be led by knowledgeable birders, naturalists, and photographers who have been affiliated with the Bird Festival since its inception. Half-day trips will max out at 15 participants. Full-day trips will max out at 20 participants. Trip leaders will be in touch with registrants in their specific groups to provide details about what to bring (e.g., high-clearance vehicles – if needed – depending on the destination, lunch, binoculars, etc.).

The fun will begin and end at the parking lot of the Museum of Western Film History, at 701 S. Main Street in Lone Pine, from which outings will start off, and where attendees can enjoy an optional barbecue dinner for an additional price at the end of the day.

Dinner will be held outdoors, in a COVID-safe, informal setting in the parking lot of the Museum of Western Film History beginning at 6 p.m. It will be catered by Big W BBQ. Dinner options are:

  • Pulled pork sandwich with two sides at $16, and
  • Two pieces of chicken with two sides at $15.

We hope to see you there.

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