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

Meetings

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.

Information

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