About Kern Audubon Society Tehachapi Group

The Kern Audubon Society has many members in the Tehachapi area. Thus the Tehachapi Group of the KAS was created in 2009. It conducts programs and outings. Members are very involved with the Western Blue Bird Nest Watch Program. It inspects nest boxes in the spring to determine success of bird nests.

Tehachapi Kern Audubon Society


The Tehachapi Group meets four times a year in the Golden Hills Elementary School cafeteria, 20215 Park Ave. from 7 to 9 pm.

Future meeting dates are:

  • Oct. 25, 2022
  • Jan. 31, 2023
  • April 25, 2023

Refreshments and a raffle are added bonuses.

Outings are intermittent throughout the year. See event section for updates.

January 2023 Meeting

The Nature Conservancy’s new Frank and Joan Randall
Tehachapi Preserve
Presented by Rachel Mason

After receiving her education at Michigan Technological University, Rachel started her career as a forester for the Washington State DNR, helping to protect riparian areas. Then she moved to her home state of Minnesota to practice reforestation for The Nature Conservancy. She has been managing the Frank and Joan Randall Tehachapi Preserve since April, 2021. Rachel’s goals are to protect and enhance the preserve for plants and animals to thrive. Outside of work, Rachel can be found hiking with her family, reading and enjoying local music.

Come join us and learn about her important work.

Frank and Joan Randall Credit: Jenna Schoenfeld

Credit: Jenna Schoenfeld

Golden Hills Elementary School cafeteria
20215 Park Road in Tehachapi
Tuesday, January 31st at 7 pm

Raffle and Refreshments included.


For more details or questions contact:
Carol Gates
661-300-1429 or carol.gates18@gmail.com

Tehachapi Western Bluebird Nest Box Program

2022 Western Bluebird Nest Box Program Results

A total of 68 nest boxes monitored

  • Western bluebirds fledged = 176 (average = 170)
  • First egg of season = 21 March (average = 1 April)
  • Success rate = 56% (average = 69%)
  • Other species fledged:
    oak titmouse = 7; violet-green swallow = 4; ash-throated flycatcher = 3

Total western bluebirds fledged for 23-year program = 3,649