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Upcoming Eastern Sierra Audubon Programs

When: Normally on the FIRST Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) of October, December, February, and April; 7:00 PM (see Events Calendar) and sometimes additional months.
Where: Venues vary - in the past we've held programs at the White Mountain Research Center, Owens Valley Station (4 mi. East of Bishop on East Line St., see Map, or the USFS/BLM Office Meeting Room in Bishop (see Map) - See program details for information and updates.

Evening programs will be preceded by (1) announcements of interest to the membership, and (2) sharing of recent bird sightings and other news on the local natural history scene. Check back here or local news media for possible changes. Everyone is welcome to attend!


February 4th: Raptors of the Eastern Sierra with Ron Oriti

Ferruginous Hawk, Dark Morph

Ferruginous Hawk, Dark Morph
Photo by Ron Oriti

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, U.S. Forest Service/BLM Building in Bishop, 7:00pm

Our February program will be held at the U.S. Forest Service/BLM Building in Bishop on West Line Street, near the DMV. Please welcome our guest speaker, Ron Oriti, who will be giving a presentation on Raptors of the Eastern Sierra. Doors open at 6:30, with the presentation starting at 7:00pm.

Raptors of the Eastern Sierra

There are 17 different raptors that typically are found in the Eastern Sierra. We will cover the basics of each species - their habits, the differences between the male, female, and immature, and more, but the highlight of the presentation will be the wonderful photos of each species. Ron has many great photos of 16 of the 17 species and will be showing as many of those photos as we have time for. You will love seeing these raptors up close!

American Kestrel, photo by Ron Oriti

American Kestrel, photo by Ron Oriti

Ron Oriti is a retired Planetarium Director and astronomy teacher. He was a research assistant in meteoritics at UCLA, and has co-authored a textbook on astronomy for beginning college students. His love of nature and the outdoors brought him to the Eastern Sierra. With the aid of the digital camera he has specialized in photographing local landscapes, wildflowers, dragonflies, butterflies, lizards, raptors, and other birds.

Questions/comments: programs@esaudubon.org; 760-920-8541.


Future Programs (schedule subject to change):

  • February - Raptors of the Eastern Sierra, with Ron Oriti
  • April - TBA

Everyone is welcome to attend all programs!

If you have any questions or are interested in presenting a program, please contact our programs coordinator, Jenny Richardson, at: programs@esaudubon.org; 760-920-8541.

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