Owens Lake Bird Festival

2019 Festival dates April 26-28

Photo courtesy of LADWP.

Registration is now open to members and non-members!

Here’s how to register:

1. Click HERE to go to the registration site.

2. Enter your contact information.

3. Choose the events you wish to attend for Saturday AM, Saturday PM, and Sunday AM.

4. Choose whether you’d like to attend dinner on Saturday night.

5. Choose whether you’d like to sponsor a trip leader’s meal.

6. Purchase your exclusive Owens Lake Bird Festival steel pint cup.
*In an effort to reduce our waste, WE WILL NOT HAVE DISPOSABLE CUPS at the event.
Purchase a steel pint cup or bring your own reusable cup! 

7. Choose your t-shirt size if you’d like to purchase one.
We are ONLY selling t-shirts by pre-order. There will be no t-shirts available for sale at the event. 

8. Fill in the last of the contact information details.

9. Complete your payment through PayPal.

Your registration is complete!


One-Trip Pass – $40
Unlimited Trip Pass – $75
Dinner – $40
Sponsor a Dinner for a Trip Leader – $40
T-Shirt – $20
Klean Kanteen Pint Cup – $10


2019 Schedule

2019 Schedule of Outings
2019 Outing Leaders


About Owens Lake
Map of Owens Lake
Videos of the Festival
Birds spotted at Owens Lake in 2018

Birding Ethics

Lodging & Restaurants

Eastern Sierra Birding Trail Map
Here’s a list of the birds we saw during the 2017 festival.

Our newest video includes the history of Owens Lake and the Bird Festival

Check out this inspirational short film about Owens Lake, Mike Prather, and the importance of being present.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners:


Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association Logo

Eastern Sierra Audubon Logo

Metabolic studio logo

The following businesses are providing support to this year’s festival:

McDonalds of Bishop and Lone Pine

Mountain Rambler Brewery

KMMT- Mammoth Lakes

Mono Lake Committee

Best Western Plus Frontier Motel

The Grill

Eagle Optics

Whitney Portal Hostel

Dow Villa Motel

Boulder Creek RV Resort

Seasons Restaurant