Eastern Sierra Birds
Recent Bird Sightings on the Eastern Sierra Birds Group:
A complete list of birds of Inyo County, in a trifold brochure format (for printing double-sided) is available here in pdf format: Inyo County Bird Checklist. This list was put together by North American Birds sub-regional editors for Inyo County, Tom and Jo Heindel, for reporting rare bird sightings.
The Mono Lake Committee maintains a Mono Basin Checklist here: monolake.org/about/birdlist, and the Owens Valley Committee has a checklist of Owens Lake birds here: ovcweb.org/OwensValley/OwensLakebirdlist.html as well as this list of some common birds by habitat: ovcweb.org/OwensValley/Birdhabitat.html.
Additionally, a checklist of bird species in the Laws area was compiled by ESAS member Roberta Lagomarsini. This is also in a trifold brochure format for double-sided printing.
NEW - Check out this awesome resource which will only get better as more people input records into e-bird: eBird graph of Inyo-Mono bird abundance (histogram). This shows seasonality with links to location maps for bird sightings.
Rare Bird Sightings
Please document and report rare bird sightings to Inyo or Mono County subregional editors for North American Birds, as described on this page.
Bird Counts and Big Days
To participate in local bird counts or big days, check our most recent newsletter for information, check the Owens Lake page for the next Owens Lake Spring or Fall Big Day information, and check for updates on Christmas Bird Counts in the area on our Christmas Bird Count page.
Bird Sighting Archives (pre-Google Group):
- Jan 2008 - Sept 2008
- Jan 2007 - Dec 2007
- Jan 2006 - Dec 2006
- Jan 2005 - Dec 2005
- Jan 2004 - Dec 2004
- Dec 2002 - Jan 2004
- Jan 2002 - Nov 2002
- Jan 2001 - Dec 2001
- June 2000 - Dec 2000 (at Yahoo! Groups)
- Jan 2000 - June 2000
- Jan 1999 - Dec 1999
Sign up for the Bird Sightings Google Group
After 10 years of bird sighting posts (see archives above), we have overwhelmed our web server with thousands of great posts and photos. Effective 2 Oct 2008, please post your observations to the Eastern Sierra Birds Google Group. The easiest way to post to Eastern Sierra Birds is by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the bird observed and location in the subject line. Please end your observation with your name. You can post photos by attaching them as jpegs to your email. The Group is non-member moderated, so please join. By joining you may also elect to receive emails when posts arrive.
Eastern Sierra Bird Posters
- Birding Field Trips
- Birding Programs
- Rare Bird Sightings
- Birding Hot Spots
- Owens Lake Big Days
- Mono Lake Birding Information