Learn About Bird Sightings

from Other Bird Enthusiasts and Add Your Own

Learn About Bird Sightings

 from Other Bird Enthusiasts and Add Your Own

Recent Bird Sightings on the Eastern Sierra Birds Group:

To post bird observations, email easternsierrabirds@googlegroups.com. 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 jpgs to your email. By joining you may elect to receive emails when posts arrive.

Current Google Forum

Bird Sighting Archives (pre-Google Group):

Bird Sighting Archives from January 1999 through September 2008, including many with photo documentation.

Rare Bird Sightings

Please document and report rare bird sightings to Inyo or Mono County subregional editors for North American Birds.

More details and guidelines for submitting a rare bird sighting for Inyo County may be found here.

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird at Tinemaha Reservoir on 5 Dec 2004.
Photo © Larry Sansone.

Rare Bird Sightings in Inyo and Mono Counties should be reported to North American Birds sub-regional editors:

Guidelines for reporting along with a list of Inyo County birds and specific birds for which documentation is needed may be found here.

Birding Hotspots

View our guide to local birding hotspots. More details and a print version may be found on our Eastern Sierra Birding Trails map (available at local visitors centers)

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.

Important Bird Areas in the Eastern Sierra

Audubon’s Important Bird Area (IBA) Program has recognized 14 IBAs in the Eastern Sierra, out of 174 IBAs in the state of California. U.S. Audubon launched its Important Bird Areas initiative in 1995, establishing programs state by state. State-based IBA programs provide conservation leaders with the flexibility to tailor the program to their individual state needs, and they also give Audubon members and local volunteers the greatest opportunities to protect sites in their communities.

Conservation activities are being conducted at many of these IBAs. A U.S. IBA Committee has been established to review IBA data and assures the credibility of all IBAs of continental or global significance.

Learn about Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in our region.

Eastern Sierra Bird Posters

Ten Backyard Birds Poster
Ten Common Raptors of the Eastern Sierra Poster

More Information

To conserve and restore natural ecosystems.