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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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Tues. SEPT 5, 2017
Kern Supt of Schools 1300 17th St, Bakersfield
(Street parking or in lot at 18th & K)

Gillian Anteau & Jana Borba, Preserve Naturalists

Join us for an engaging look at the largest privately owned preserve on the West Coast, Wind Wolves Preserve, a property of The Wildlands Conservancy, which acquired it in the mid-1990’s. At 97,000 acres, Wind Wolves is a critical landscape linkage and wildlife corridor between the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada. Due to this singular geographic location and an elevation range from 640 to 6,000 feet, the preserve has an impressive array of landforms and habitats, from wildflowers to reintroduced Tule elk. The grasslands are home to the endangered San Joaquin kit fox and blunt-nosed lizard and one of the largest stands of endangered Bakersfield cactus. Birds and raptors abound.

Gillian Anteau grew up in Tehachapi exploGring and playing in the outdoors. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Biological Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara. In October 2014, she became an intern at Wind Wolves Preserve then a Naturalist in September 2015. She enjoys teaching about plants and animals and having the opportunity to inspire the youth to love and respect nature in the beautiful landscape provided by Wind Wolves Preserve.

Jana Borba is the Wind Wolves Preserve Outdoor Education Naturalist but is affectionally known as “Jana Banana”. She’s been a naturalist at Wind Wolves for 5 years, but before that worked in the agricultural science industry. She feels her degree from Fresno State in Biology with an emphasis in Botany, helped her find a home at Wind Wolves where she feels she uses her biology degree for what it was intended.

For more information about Wind Wolves Preserve, visit the website:

A follow-up field trip is planned for Sunday Sept 10th (see below).




Sun Sept 10, 7:30am - Wind Wolves Preserve

Meet at 7:30am at the Kern River Parkway parking lot on Stockdale Hiway at Don Hart Drive across from CSUB to carpool or meet at Wind Wolves Headquarters at 8:30am. Bring $5 for drivers, water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, binocs, etc. Al Caetano is the leader (833-6705) and at the preserve we will travel by the preserve's van.


Tues. Sept 19, 8:30am - Hart Park

A beautiful fall outing at Hart Park to see resident birds and fall migrants! Meet at 8:30am on Mirror Drive at the west end of Hart Park between the two lakes. Bring water, snacks, binocs. Walking involved. Contact Margaret Dolan for more information:


Sat. Sept 30, 8:00am - Horsethief Park in Stallion Springs

Join Kern Audubon-Tehachapi's Greg Hargleroad for this fall outing in the Tehachapi community of Stallion Springs. Meet at the Tehachapi Burger King at 8:00am. Bring water, binocs, etc. Call Greg for information: 818-645-3664. Bakersfield birders who’d like to carpool can meet at the Stockdale ParknRide (Stockdale Hiway between Hiway 99 & Real Rd.) at 7:15am.






Due to schedule conflicts in September, the monthly workparty at the Panorama Vista Preserve will begin on Saturday October 14, 8-10am. If you have quesitons contact David Schaad 428-2841 or Hope to see you in October!




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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