Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Taking inventory on Owens Lakebed, Sat Aug 23

Saturday, August 23rd beginning 6 am Eastern Sierra Audubon is taking inventory of birds on the Owens Lake bed. This survey should take roughly half a day by beginning at 6:00AM. The areas to be covered will be the dust control ponded areas that will be shrinking and exposing lots of feeding habitat. The natural sites (seeps, springs and artesian wells) around the shoreline of the lake will not be covered because of their diminished size at this time of year. Eastern Sierra Audubon will need five teams of 3-5 counters to do the census. If you would like to be part of this first ever Fall survey contact Mike Prather by email (click here) or by phone (h)760.876.5807 (cell) 760.715.0692

1 comment:

Garry George said...

Update: Mike Prather reports that over 42,000 individuals of 71 species were recorded on the big day with American Avocet, Wilson Phalarope, Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, California Gull, the most abundant with 16 Snowy Plovers sighted!