Eastern Sierra Audubon Publications

Sierra Wave Newsletter

Eastern Sierra Audubon publishes our Sierra Wave newsletters five times a year, in online format only. We have archives back to 1997 available online, as well as a special archive of all the birding articles by Tom & Jo Heindel.

Eastern Sierra Audubon Society

Sierra Wave


Index of Issues:
From 1997-Today

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Eastern Sierra Birds Posters

Developed for beginning birding classes, birds in the classroom, and Sierra Discovery Day. Artwork generously donated by John Muir Laws.

Pick one up at any ESAS program or if you see us at community events, or download and print either two-sided poster:

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Eastern Sierra Birding Trails Map

Published by the Mono Lake Committee in partnership with Eastern Sierra Audubon and the Owens Valley Committee

Available at visitor centers throughout the Eastern Sierra


In July 2008, Audubon Magazine listed our Eastern Sierra Birding Trail Map in Audubon's Field Guide to Birding Trails, by Ken Kauffmann. Here is what he said about this guide:

California's Eastern Sierra Birding Trail: Less than a generation has passed since heroic birder-conservationists, led by the late David Gaines, won the fight to save Mono Lake from being drained. Mono Lake remains a mecca for birders because of this proud chapter in conservation history, as well as for the abundance of birds found here. About 50,000 California gulls nest on its islands, but they are outnumbered by the concentrations of Eared Grebes (close to a million) and Wilson's and Red-necked Phalaropes (tens of thousands) that stop over during their annual migrations. Mono Lake is just one of the attractions in this region, where the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada meets the edge of the Great Basin. Thickets in the foothills are home to Green-tailed Towhees, Lazuli Buntings, Black-headed Grosbeaks, and other colorful songbirds. In open pine groves you may chance upon a roving flock of Pinyon Jays, harsh-voiced birds named for their taste for pinyon seeds, while at higher elevations you could find the soft-voiced Townsend's Solitaire or the flashy Western Tanager. Along rushing streams you might even be lucky enough to spot the American Dipper, an odd aquatic songbird that once captivated John Muir. For more information, check out the Eastern Sierra Birding Trail Map or contact the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society (P.O. Box 624, Bishop, CA 93515).

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