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Owens Lake Bird Festival

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March 27, 2024 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

The Owens Lake Bird Festival showcases the migration of birds through the Mojave desert, along the historic Owens Lake. This festival merges the magic of historic western movie scenes and ancient tribal histories at the Alabama Hills with the stark natural beauty of Death Valley’s doorstep. Birding trips highlight the birds, photography, botany, geology, and history of this important location. The LA Department of Water and Power’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. Owens Lake is recognized as an Important Bird Area in California.  

Friday, April 19
5:30 to 8:00 pm
Happy Hour and Check-in at Friends of the Inup Lone Pine Office, 142 E. Bush Street, Lone Pine, CA

Saturday, April 20
Half-Day Morning and Afternoon tours, as well as Full-Day Tours starting from the parking lot of the Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History, 701 S. Main Street, Lone Pine, CA. The day will end with a celebratory catered Dinner(optional), also at the Museum, starting at 6 PM, and featuring guest speaker Jolie Varela, founder of Indigenous Women Hike, and a Silent Auction with goods donated by local businesses.

Sunday, April 21
Morning Half-Day tours, also starting from the Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History, 701 S. Main Street, Lone Pine, CA


Friends of the Inyo


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Friends of the Inyo

142 East Bush Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545 United States
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