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Eastern Sierra News for June 14, 2024





A Second Showing: Raptors of the Eastern Sierra

When: Wednesday, May 6, 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Where: USFS/BLM, Bishop

The first presentation of Raptors of the Eastern Sierra was such a hit that we were able to schedule another program to include those of you that missed the first one! This will be a repeat of the same presentation that was given in February of 2015.

Bald Eagle Photos courtesy of Ron Oriti

Bald Eagle
Photos courtesy of Ron Oriti

There are 17 different raptors that are typically found in the eastern sierra. Ron Oriti will cover the basics of each species – their natural history and the differences between males, females, and immatures, but the highlight of the presentation will be the wonderful photos (if anything, come for the photos!). You will love seeing these raptors up close.

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 colleges 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,wild​flowers, dragonflies, butterflies, lizards, raptors, and other birds.

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

We hope to see you then and spread the word! For more information see our website: or call: 760.920.8541.