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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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Flammulated Owl

Kern Audubon

Tues. May 5, 2015

7:00pm - City Center (17th & L Sts.)

( parking lot @18th & K Sts.)

"Flammulated Owls & More"

Jenna Stanek, Biologist


The Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus) is a small, nocturnal, neotropical migrant that volcalizes quietly and is seldom seen. They arrive late (April - mid-May) to their breeding grounds in the western US, including the Sequoia National Forest, from wintering grounds in Mexico & Central America. The Southern Sierra Research Station conducted surveys for Flammulated Owls in the southern Sierras during 2011-2012 breeding seasons. Jenna Stanek, wildlife biologist with the Southern Sierra Research Station has built and hung Flammulated Owl boxes and is in charge of checking the nest boxes with volunteer efforts to check for occupants. Jenna has a BA in Environmental policy and Spanish at Albright College, a BS from Western State Colorado University and a Master's in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology from Clemson University.



Field Trips

Male Tricolored Blackbird by Monte Taylor

April Field Trips

Great Egret with Lizard by Andy Honig

Sun. April 12, 10:00am - Woody

We will visit and observe a colony of Tricolored Blackbirds along the Glenville-Woody Road and visit other birding spots in this foothill area with opportunity to see raptors as well as resident and migratory birds. Bring snacks, water, lunch, binocs, $5 for drivers. Meet to carpool at the Rosedale Costco near the gas station at 10am. Call Bill or Deb for info: 805-0232.


Sat. April 18, 6:15 am - Piute Ponds & California City

This is special chance to visit protected ponds on Edwards AFB near Mojave with leader Kristi Grubb. Birds on the Mojave Desert?! Yes--waterfowl, shorebirds and more! Bakersfield folks will meet 6:15am at the ParknRide on Stockdale Hiway (between Real Rd & Hiway 99) to carpool....stopping in east Bakersfield at Starbucks on Hiway 58 & Weedpatch Hiway to pick up folks who live east of Hiway 99. Call Moffats for info: 805-0232.

Tehachapi birders meet at Burger King in Kmart shopping center at 7:00am. Call Angela (304-6816) or Greg (818/645-3664) for information.

We must be at the Edwards AFB meeting place at 8am, so be ready to leave on time! Must have photo identification, water, snacks/sack lunch, dress layers, $5 for drivers. Please plan to carpool and drivers need registration & insurance for entrance to Edwards AFB.

After Piute Ponds we will go to California City for lunch and birding at Central Park, a birding hotspot! Returning around 3:30pm.


Tues. April 21, 8:00am - "Look & Lounge"

Park Ranger Bill Moffat will lead this laid-back birding adventure starting at the Manor Drive (& Denise St) parking lot for the Kern River Parkway. Bring a light lounge chair--there’s lots of birds near the parking lot and in the trees before & after the tunnel to the canal. Bring your binocs & water. We’ll end at 11am. Call Bill for info: 201-9279


Looking ahead to May 2-3...

The field trip committee is planning an overnite on Saturday May 2nd at Butterbredt Springs so that we will be able to bird Butterbredt at its best time: dawn! Plans are still in the works and might include Friday night and all day Saturday at a yet to be determined location. Call Deb for info: 805-0232. More details in May Warbler & website.






The next workday at the Preserve will be Saturday, April 11, 8-10 AM. The task will be to continue removing the young tumble weeds. Bring hat, gloves, water, and shovel/hoe. Meet at the gate (east end of Roberts Lane) by 8 AM. If you have questions, contact Andy Honig (619-4456) or Volunteers are needed -- hope you can make it.




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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