Owens Lake gets important habitat designation

A large flock of birds at Owens Lake, including many Northern Shovelers. Photo: Janine Kraus

This weekend, Owens Lake was named a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network site of international importance. That's not bad for a habitat area that just a few years ago hosted a small group of birds clinging to the last vestiges of habitat. The story of the lake's transformation is one of great perseverance. We at Audubon California are proud of the part we have played in the area's comeback.

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