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Birds of Owens Lake: Changes & Trends | Virtual Event

February 19 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Explore the birds of Owens Lake with expert birder Rich Cimino
and photographer Martin Powell

Friday, February 19th from 6:20 pm to 8 pm
$20 suggested donation*

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Event Description

Friends of the Inyo is proud to present an exclusive virtual event featuring Rich Cimino, a 50-year birding expert and professional guide, and Martin Powell, expert bird photographer and trip leader at the Owens Lake Bird Festival.

Learn about the birds that stop at Owens Lake as they travel the globe. Rich will be sharing his knowledge of the birds of Owens Lake and the changes and trends he’s seeing. He will also be featuring beautiful photos taken by Martin who will offer commentary and backstory on his stunning images.

Our event itinerary includes:

  • Welcome by Kyle Hamada, FOI Communications Director
  • Feature presentation by Rich Cimino with photos by Martin Powell
  • 10-minute break
  • Friends of the Inyo’s programs¬†by Wendy Schneider, FOI Executive Director
  • Q&A with Rich and Martin
  • Closing remarks by Kyle

100% of event proceeds will go toward funding Friends of the Inyo’s programs that work to protect and care for the Eastern Sierra’s public lands.

*Suggested donation is $20. If the suggested donation is a barrier you can request free admission.


About Rich Cimino

Rich Cimino, a birder for over 50 years, was the keynote speaker at the Owens Lake Bird Festival in 2019. He is an expert birder, having led trips to Alaska for 20 years and first visited the Eastern Sierra over 50 years ago. Rich is an active member of the Marin Audubon Society and Alameda County Ohlone Audubon Society and travels the world guiding tours for his business, Yellowbilled Tours. Rich resides lives in Marin County, California.

About Martin Powell

Martin Powell grew up in Lone Pine, California, and still calls this special place home today. He is an avid hiker and bird photographer. Recently retired, he enjoys traveling the world looking for that perfect bird picture. Martin has made trips to Nome, St. Lawrence Island, Panama, Wisconsin, and Florida. Martin leads bird photography tours for the annual Owens Lake Bird Festival and is a board member for Friends of the Inyo.

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February 19
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm