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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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KERN AUDUBON - Tues. January 6, 2015

7:00pm - City Center (17th & L Sts, Superintendents Bldg)

"E-Birding & Other Adventures"

Kelli Heindel-Levinson, Presenter

If you aren't familiar with e-bird and the potential that it has to offer birders, then you won't want to miss this presentation by Kelli Heindel-Levinson.  Kelli will share the basics of how to get started entering checklists, keeping track of bird lists and sharing your sightings with the birding community.  She will also show how to access data such as finding hotspots or where to find a single species.  Kelli was warned that not all of our attendees are computer nerds so she promised to also talk about some of the more recent rare finds in Kern County and bring along some of her local bird pictures! Kelli is the e-bird reviewer for both Kern and Inyo counties, an editor for California Christmas Birds Counts and the Kern County coordinator/compiler for North American Birds.  She grew up in a family of naturalists and has traveled to all but one continent.  She has lived in Kern County for over 30 years and is a program specialist for the Kern High School District .


Field Trips



Wed. January 21, 8:00am - Lake Ming

Join Roger Coley for a morning of winter birding along Lake Ming off Alfred Harrell Hiway). Expect to see waterfowl and winter birds. Meet at the first parking lot, dress warm, bring binocs. Contact Roger for more info: 832-1820



Sat. January 24, 8:30am - Panorama Vista Preserve

Meet leader Andy Honig at the gate to PVP at the east end of Roberts Lane (off Manor Drive) to enjoy the birds of the preserve. We'll be incorporating e-bird lessons from the program by Kelli Levinson. Walking shoes, binocs, etc. Call Deb for info: 805-0232

Belted Kingfisher


Great Horned Owl



A great way to begin the New Year is to come out to Panorama Vista Preserve on Saturday, January 10, at 9AM. With winter here, it is time to get the trees & plants ready for the return of spring. Bring hat, gloves, water, and a shovel. Meet at the gate at the east end of Roberts Lane. If this is your first workday, please contact Harry Love (805-1420) for information. We hope the new year brings out new faces!



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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