Audubon's Warbler

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About Kern Audubon
Founded in Bakersfield in 1973, incorporated in 1979, Kern Audubon Society began a re-birth in 2006 after a four year hiatus. New and renewing members and officers are joining together to make the KAS a thriving environmental organization in Kern County. The Chapter has been re-certified by the National Audubon Society and we are planning a number of exciting, fun, and educational projects for our chapter and the community.

There are regular program meetings and field trips to both common and unique habitats in California. Visit the pages below to learn more about our Chapter. Join us at a meeting or a field trip.

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Wed. May 3, 8:30am - Birds n Bikes

The Kern River is flowing and the birds are abundant! We will be taking a bike ride along the western end of the Kern River bike path, starting at Enos Lane, also known as Hiway 43. We will meet at the Enos Lane parking lot which is located on Hiway 43 just north of the intersection of 43 & Interstate 5. Bring water, snacks, binoculars (we have loaners, too), sunscreen, hats and a bike. Contact Deb 809-6135 or Bill 805-0232, who will be leading the outing, for more information.

Sat/Sun May 13-14 - Desert Birding

Birding expert Alison Sheehey ( will be leading this birding weekend to California City & vicinity and to Butterbredt Springs, an oasis in Jawbone Canyon for migrating birds. You can participate in all or part of the weekend, depending on your schedule and stamina!

The weekend begins at the Best Western Hotel in California City at 5:45am on Sat. May 13 (yes, you read that right!), so you might want to arrive the night before at the Best Western or at a hotel or campground of your choice. Birding will start on the nearby golfcourse before the golfers arrive.

If 5:45am is to early for you, you can meet Deb See & Bill Moffat at 7:00am in the parking lot of Cal City's Central Park for birding there several hours with Ali. Central Park is known as a birding hotspot. Following lunch in California City, the group will be visiting nearby desert birding spots still being planned. The evening will end with dinner in California City, followed by motel stays there or camping at Butterbredt Springs, about an hour’s drive from Cal City, where birding will begin early Sunday morning.

On Sun. May 14th, birding begins at 5:30am, which is essential to seeing the potentially thousands of songbirds migrating across the desert to this spring and resting place before moving on to the mountains. This takes place a few hours before and after dawn! Meet Deb, Bill & Ali at Butterbredt. Depending on participants, birding may continue that afternoon in Kelso Valley or Lake Isabella. Contact Deb or Bill (see contact info above) to RSVP & info.

Sat. May 27 - Tehachapi Mountain Park

Greg Hargleroad will lead this Kern Audubon-Tehachapi outing to Tehachapi Mountain Park where we hope to see birds adapted to both oak and pine forests. Meet at Burger King at 8 am or at Mountain Park at 8:30. Bakersfield birders meet at the Park n Ride at 7:15 to carpool. The ParknRide is located on Stockdale Hiway between Real Rd & Hiway 99. Contact Greg (818-645-3664) for information.






David Schaad & Andy Honig have decided to take a summer break from Kern Audubon’s monthly workparty due to busy summer schedules. They might schedule some impromptu weeding, so feel free to contact David at or 428-2841 if you’d like to be involved. The 2 hour monthly workday will resume on Sat. September 8th, 8-10am.




Kern Audubon Society Sponsors Speakers Bureau

Want to hear about birds in Peru, kit fox in Bakersfield, Tule elk in Tupman? These are the subjects of a few of the talks made available to local groups by the Kern Audubon Society Speakers Bureau.

Organized by Dr. Ted Murphy, Past-president of Kern Audubon, the Bureau can provide a wide range of programs on conservation and wildlife. Speakers come from Kern Audubon, state and federal wildlife agencies, and other outdoor/conservation individuals and organizations in Kern County.

The programs are illustrated with color photos and last 30-45 minutes followed by a question/answer period. Most programs can be adapted to a shorter time period of 20-30 minutes, depending on the type of meeting. The only equipment needed is a projection screen. No fees are charged, but honoraria are accepted, usually as donations to Kern Audubon or another conservation organization.

Other subjects available are: The Antiquities Act: How the National Parks Were Established; Kern-Pixley National Wildlife Refuges; History of the Audubon Society; Climate Change -- Plants and Animals; Wildlife of The Galapagos Islands; Birds of Kern County; African Wildlife; The Early History of FACT, the Facility for Animal Care and Treatment; and, Land Preserves in Kern County. Topics are being added as To arrange a program for your group, call Ted Murphy at 661-325-0307 or


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