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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Tues. Nov. 7, 2017 -- 7:00pm
Kern Supt of Schools 1300 17th St, Bakersfield
(Street parking or in lot at 18th & K)


Presenter: Steve Shaw,
Master Falconer

    Steve Shaw is a Master Falconer who started working with raptors as a teenager. After a career in health care administration he  pursued his falconer's license. Now a Master falconer, he files and hunts with a hybrid falcon, a Prairie falcon and a Harris' hawk.  In addition, he is studying Prairie falcons for the Bureau of Land management in Ridgecrest and the Los Padres National Forest as well as working on protecting a Prairie falcon site in California City.

            Steve will be discussing how hawks, falcons, eagles & owls are different and specifically the use of hawks and falcons in falconry.  How are hawks different from falcons in flight and hunting?  He will also discuss major threats to raptors and songbirds. 

            Steve will bring a falcon and Harris' hawk and possibly a Redtailed hawk for the program and is open to folks having a picture with a raptor in hand!



Sat. Oct 21 , 8:00am - Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area Join Al Caetano for a morning of birding at Buena Vista lake about 30 miles west of Bakersfield where we hope to see migrating songbirds, raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds. A great location for new birders. Loaner binoculars available. Meet at 8:00 am at the Kern River Parkway parking lot on Stockdale Hiway & Don Hart Dr. across from CSUB to carpool or at 8:30am at Buena Vista Rec. Area. There is a $6.00 entry fee per car so it is a good idea to car pool. Bring water, snacks, binocs. Lunch optional at the BV golf course cafe or BYOL. Return after lunch. Call Al (833-6705) for more information.

Sat. Oct. 28, 8:00am - Meadowbrook Park, Tehachapi Meadowbrook Park is located at 21750 Westwood Blvd. in Golden Hills. We will meet at the Burger King Parking lot at 8 am or at the park 8:30 . The park has paved walkways and easy trails with little elevation change. Should see resident birds and fall migrants. Join Greg Hargleroad, leader, for this morning outing. Bakersfield birders can meet to carpool at the ParknRide at 7:15am (parkinglot between Real Rd & Hiway 99 on Stockdale Hiway.) Bring water & binocs. Call Greg for info: 818/645-3664.






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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