Kern Audubon Society

Founded in Bakersfield, CA in 1973 and incorporated in 1979, Kern Audubon Society is a thriving environmental organization in Kern County. The chapter continually plans a number of exciting, fun, and educational projects for the community. There are regular program meetings and field trips to both common and unique habitats in California. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the KCSOS building at 1300 17th Street. Join us at a meeting or a field trip! 

Yellow-rumped (Audubon’s) Warbler at Cesar Chavez NM by Jacob Abel, 2/10/18

Founded in Bakersfield, CA in 1973 and incorporated in 1979, Kern Audubon Society is a thriving environmental organization in Kern County. The chapter continually plans a number of exciting, fun, and educational projects for the community. There are regular program meetings and field trips to both common and unique habitats in California. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the KCSOS building at 1300 17th Street. Join us at a meeting or a field trip!

Where To Bird In Kern County

Kern County offers many birding locations

A list of places and a free Birds of the Kern Guide are available on our Birding Resources page
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How to Support Kern Audubon Society

Memberships and Donations

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News

Ovenbird

Bird of The Week: Ovenbird

The olive-backed, ground-dwelling Ovenbird can be mistaken for a Wood Thrush at first glance, but it is actually a warbler. A closer look at this bird reveals black stripes beneath, rather than the spots of a thrush.

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White-throated Sparrow

Bird of The Week: White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrows are a familiar sight in backyards and around bird feeders across the eastern United States from late fall to mid-spring. Adults have yellow lores, striped crowns, and, as you’d expect, whitish or white throats.

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Laysan Albatross

Bird of The Week: Laysan Albatross

An inspiring flyer, the Laysan Albatross (known as Mōlī in Hawaiian) can glide over the open ocean for hours at a time without a single flap of its long, narrow wings, sailing hundreds of miles a day on an impressive six-foot span.

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Seven Simple Actions to Help Birds

Helping birds can be as simple as making changes to everyday habits. We call them the 7 Simple Actions to Help Birds. And in case anyone asks you why bird conservation is so important? Here are 5 specific, bedrock reasons why birds matter and an in-depth article on the economic value of birds.

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Protect the Endangered Species Act!

The Endangered Species Act, since 1973, has been the hallmark legislation to protect species dear to us, such as the bald eagle and the California condor. The Trump administration is planning to use economic factors as a way to limit the application of the law. Science will not be the primary tool to be used.

Seen in Kern County

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