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

Merlin

Bird of The Week: Merlin

A formidable bird-hunter about the same length as the related American Kestrel, the Merlin is more powerfully built and seems far larger — more like a miniature Peregrine Falcon.

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American Crow

Bird of The Week: American Crow

The American Crow is widespread in North America and, like the Blue Jay, is often maligned and misunderstood. In folklore, the crow is sometimes associated with witchcraft and evil, or is thought to signify misfortune and even death.

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Costa Rica Trip

KAS General Meeting, January 11

A Birding Field Trip to Costa Rica shared by Brooke Stutz, Ginny Dallas, and the rest of the team: Cindy and Al Catano and Bill Elliott — Plus announcing our 2022 trip to Central Costa Rica!

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Swainson’s Thrush

Bird of The Week: Swainson’s Thrush

The shy Swainson’s Thrush is a bird of deep coniferous woods and dense thickets, more often heard than seen. A quick glimpse reveals a plain-backed, medium-sized thrush, most distinctive for its buffy “spectacles” and the warm, buffy tones of its face and upper chest.

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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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