Owens Lake Bird Festival

April 26-28, 2019

Apr 26, 2019 to Apr 28, 2019
Statham Hall138 Jackson Street, Lone Pine, California 93546
The Owens Lake Bird Festival showcases the migration of birds through the Mojave desert, along the historic Owens Lake. This festival merges magic of the historic west and ancient tribal histories at the Alabama Hills with the stark natural beauty at the edge of Death Valley. 30+ outings highlight the birds, photography, botany, geology, and history of this important location. LADWP’s unique dust management engineering restored the lakes important bird habitats where saltwater and freshwater interact to host a huge number of traveling bird species. Learn more about the outings, schedule, and more below!

Registration is now open to all!

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.


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 From 2018 festival

Birding Ethics

Lodging & Restaurants

Eastern Sierra Birding Trail Map
Birds from 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.

Major Sponsors:

Metabolic studio logo


Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association Logo

Eastern Sierra Audubon Logo


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

KMMT- Mammoth Lakes – Provides complimentary promotion of our festival

Best Western Plus Frontier Motel – Donates rooms for trip leaders

Mountain Rambler Brewery – Provides delicious beer

Mono Lake Committee – Provides expertise in the form of trip leaders and logistical support

Mono Lake Bird Chataqua – Another partner festival organized by the Mono Lake Committee helping with expertise and support

Boulder Creek RV Resort – Provides equipment for the festival

McDonalds of Bishop and Lone Pine – Provided coffee to keep us all going strong

Friends of the Inyo Business Supporters in Lone Pine

Whitney Portal Hostel

Best Western Plus Frontier Motel

Mt. Whitney Motel

Lone Pine Budget Inn

Trails Motel

Portal Motel

Timberline Motel