Birds of the 2017 Owens Lake Bird Festival

Here’s the list of birds we saw at the 2017 Owens Lake Bird Festival:


American Wigeon


Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal



Lesser Scaup

Long-tailed Duck


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


Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Swainson’s Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk


American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Back-bellied plover

Snowy Plover

Semipalmated plover


Spotted Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs



Long-billed Curlew

Marbled Godwit



Least Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Bonaparte’s Gull

Franklin’s Gull

Ring-billed Gull

California Gull

Herring Gull

Caspian Tern

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Mourning Dove

Greater Roadrunner

Great Horned Owl

Vaux’s Swift

White-throated Swift

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird

Nuttall’s Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon

Western Wood-pewee

Gray Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Say’s Phoebe

Vermillion Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Western Kingbird

Loggerhead Shrike

Cassin’s Vireo

California Scrub Jay

Common Raven

Horned Lark

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Northern rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Rock Wren

Marsh Wren

House Wren

Bewick’s Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

American Robin

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

American Pipit


Orange-crowned Warbler

MacGillivray’s Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Townsend’s Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Black-chinned Sparrow

Bell’s Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Western Tanager

Black-headed Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Bullock’s Oriole

House Finch

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow