Since 2015, the Owens Lake Bird Festival has celebrated the migration of thousands of birds as they alight at Owens lake to replenish their strength before they continue their transcontinental journey. They migrate along the Pacific Flyway, which extends from Alaska to Patagonia. Festival outings include botany, photography, geology, local history and culture, and more. There are six trips to choose from. Register online at friendsoftheinyo.org/birdfestival.