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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Tundra Swan

Bird of The Week: Tundra Swan

In North America, the majestic, snow-white Tundra Swan was once known as the Whistling Swan. This widespread, powerful bird was named by explorer Meriwether Lewis for its whistle-like calls.

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Swallow-tailed Kite

Bird of The Week: Swallow-tailed Kite

The Swallow-tailed Kite is unmistakable in flight, with its long, pointed wings, deeply forked tail, and contrasting black-and-white plumage. This largest of American kites is a graceful, buoyant flier, so lightweight and maneuverable that it can capture a dragonfly mid-air.

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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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