So what does spring migration look like at Owens Lake? BIRDS EVERYWHERE!
I’m looking forward to telling you more later this week about the official opening of the Owens Trails installation at the lake, but in the meantime I thought I’d share some images from this year’s spring migration. Every species has a different migration pattern–some make stunningly long journeys, others less so; it’s the range of bird life on the lake in spring that’s truly impressive, however. This is just a small sampling of the hundreds of species who use the lake as a migratory stopover.
Devon Meyer Kohen
I cannot tell you how excited I was to read your article on Owens Lake. In 1995 I was a graduate student at Cal Poly Pomona in Environmental Planning, Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Development. My group did an intensive study on options for mitigating Owens Dry Lake. It was a fascinating project (“Shaping the Future of Owens Lake”). The bird habitat that has evolved as well as the new Visitors Center is incredible! I am now an artist and teach art. I have taught classes at Arizona Audubon Society as well as at the Desert Botanical Gardens. I would love to do some bird paintings from your amazing photos if I could get your permission. It was so great see your photos and read your article 20 years later. Thank you!