About Kern Audubon Society
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.
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:
- August 29, 2023
- October 31, 2023
- January 30, 2024
- April 30, 2024
Refreshments and a raffle are added bonuses.
Outings are intermittent throughout the year. See event section for updates.
October 2023 Meeting
Silent Owls and Raucous Ravens
Presented by Steve Shaw, a Master Falconer, Naturalist and Mycologist
Tuesday, October 31 at 7 pm
Golden Hills Elementary School Cafeteria
20215 Park Road in Tehachapi
Raffle and refreshments will be included.
Audubon will present Steve Shaw, a Master Falconer, Naturalist and Mycologist. His interest in ravens comes from studying their habits while nesting near falcons and raven predation on young desert tortoise.
He follows two Great Horned Owl’s nests each year in Golden Hills.
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