Fall 2003 in Inyo County

Believe it or not, fall migration lasts for almost half a year! The first southbound migrants are usually female Wilsons Phalaropes who return by mid June after laying the eggs in a nest and placing responsibilities on the males. This year the ladies were spinning...

A Fall to Remember: 1997

by Tom and Jo Heindel Seasons come and go but from a birding viewpoint some are better than others. Most birders have experienced migrations that are easily forgettable; such was not the case for the fall of 1997. It was arguably the best one ever for Inyo County....

Teamwork: Migratory Bird Day Report

by Tom and Jo Heindel From dawn until almost dusk thirty observers covered the Owens Valley and the eastern Sierra canyons searching for all the birds they could find.The goal of the day was to have as much fun as possible which according to reports was successful but...

Winter Birding: Best Time to Begin

Heindel WAVE ArticlesSign up for our WAVE Newsletter Home | Programs | Field Trips | Calendar | Newsletter | Education | Eastern Sierra Birds | Inyo Bird Checklist | Owens Lake | Bird-a-thon | Membership | About ESAS Winter Birding: Best Time to Begin (January...

Fall Migration

Who among us has not paged through the field guide and said, “Boy, would I love to see that one!” only to see by the map that it resides in far off parts of this terrific country. How great it would be to journey to southeastern United States and see such...

Opening a Restaurant for Birds

To feed or not to feed is a question that has many “experts” on both sides of the argument. The purpose of this article is not to sway you one way or the other but to answer the questions that are asked by those who choose to feed birds. SEED feeding can...

To conserve and restore natural ecosystems.