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. December 14 - Beale Park and the Kern River @ Sam Lynn Ball Park.
Bill Moffat will lead a morning of birding as part of the Bakersfield Christmas Bird Count. We will start  at Beale Park (Oleander & Dracena), a noted birding hot spot, from 8:30 - 10:30am. For those who want to continue on or join us later, the birding will continue along the Kern River behind Sam Lynn Ballpark on North Chester from 11:00 - 1:00pm.  This will be a wonderful experience for birders of all levels. We will provide binoculars if needed. 

8:30am - Meet at Beale Park on Oleander near the amphitheater (north side of the park). For Sam Lynn Ballpark, take the first right turn past the ball field and drive to parking area along the canal. Walk over the canal bridge to the viewing area along the river. We will be contributing our sightings to the Bakersfield Christmas Bird Count. Call Bill, 661-201-9279, for more information.

Note: The official Bakersfield Christmas Bird Count starts that morning at 7:00 am in Hart Park at Mirror Dr. Contact John Wilson, 661-747-4628 if you are interested in participating in this aspect of the CBC started in 1949-1950 and held continuously since 1973.


Sunday Dec. 11, 2016 - Birding Tour of San Emigdio Canyon at Wind Wolves Preserve

Wind Wolves is a 100,000 acre preserve in southern Kern Co with grasslands and mountains and great birding!   One of the staff members from the preserve who loves birding will lead us on  this outing which should include raptor sightings and more. Meet at the Kern River Parkway parking lot on Stockdale Hiway across from CSUB at Don Hart Drive at 7:45am to carpool or meet at Wind Wolves administration center at 8:30am. We will use the preserve's van with some folks carpooling as needed with walkie-talkies. Bring water, snacks & sack lunch and $5 for gas to driver; return after lunch.

Please call Deb 809-6135 to RSVP for Wind Wolves Preserve as waivers need to be completed before we arrive!!






Saturday November 12th is the next work day at the preserve. Bring your gloves, water bottle, hat, boots as well as tools if you have them. We'll be working on tumbleweekds, hoeing mustard and rodent repair on the drip lines! If you have questions call David Schaad (428-2841) or e-mail : Meet at the east end of Roberts Lane off of Manor Drive at the locked gate, 8am.



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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