Friday, February 19, 2021
6:30 PM PST - 8:00 PM PST
This is a virtual event, hosted on Zoom
Suggested donation is $20. If the suggested donation is a barrier you can request free admission.
Our event itinerary includes:
Friends of the Inyo is proud to present an exclusive virtual event featuring Rich Cimino, an international birding expert and professional guide with 50 years of experience, and local photographer and popular Owens Lake Bird Festival leader, Martin Powell.
Learn about the birds that stop at Owens Lake as they travel the globe. Rich will be sharing his knowledge and trends he's seeing, with the help of beautiful photos taken by Martin who will offer commentary and backstory on his stunning images.
Rich Cimino, a birder for over 50 years, was the keynote speaker at the Owens Lake Bird Festival in 2019. He is an expert birder, having led trips to Alaska for 20 years and first visited the Eastern Sierra over 50 years ago. Rich is an active member of the Marin Audubon Society and Alameda County Ohlone Audubon Society and travels the world guiding tours for his business, Yellowbilled Tours. Rich resides lives in Marin County, California.
Martin Powell grew up in Lone Pine, California, and still calls this special place home today. He is an avid hiker and bird photographer. Recently retired, he enjoys traveling the world looking for that perfect bird picture. Martin has made trips to Nome, St. Lawrence Island, Panama, Wisconsin, and Florida. Martin leads bird photography tours for the annual Owens Lake Bird Festival and is a board member for Friends of the Inyo.
The Strong Foundation For Environmental Values & Auxilium Charitable Fund
Our goal is to make this event accessible to everyone. If the suggested donation is a barrier please click here to request free or reduced-cost admission.