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About Kern Audubon
Founded in Bakersfield in 1973, incorporated in 1979, Kern Audubon Society began a re-birth in 2006 after a four year hiatus. New and renewing members and officers are joining together to make the KAS a thriving environmental organization in Kern County. The Chapter has been re-certified by the National Audubon Society and we are planning a number of exciting, fun, and educational projects for our chapter and the community.

There are regular program meetings and field trips to both common and unique habitats in California. Visit the pages below to learn more about our Chapter. Join us at a meeting or a field trip.

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University Square (Reider Center)

20th & K Sts

(Please note the location & time change for this meeting!!)

Featuring...the Bakersfield High Carolers

The BHS Carolers are an auditioned group of juniors and seniors who meet weekly to rehearse Christmas carols plus performing close to 20 concerts during December. They are directed by Judy Foth, a senior. This accapella ensemble will sign a program for Kern Audubon featuring twenty traditional Christmas carols, including such favorites as 'Silent Night', 'The First Noel', 'Jolly Old St. Nicolas' and'Feliz Navidad'.

Bring a POTLUCK ITEM to share:

main dish (for 8-10 people), salad or side dish, dessert

(Drinks & table service provided)


Live & Silent AUCTION

This is one of our fun & important fund-raisers for the year! Heather Ellison, Auction Coordinator (319-4721) reports that a handmade QUILT, HONEY & RESTAURANT GIFT CARDS are among the items to be auctioned! More is certainly needed, so please contact Heather with a brief description of what you plan to bring. Perhaps you have artwork or homemade jams, etc. to donate--call or email with your contribution!

One more thing: If you have bird photos or pictures from field trips or activities, bring

to the potluck on Dec. 2nd! Deb See will have a picture board for posting pics!


Field Trips

tule elk

Lake Ming


Oct 4-5 (Saturday 2pm through Sunday morning) "Bed & Bugle" Event - Tule Elk State Reserve
Come spend the night among the elk at Tule Elk Reserve and enjoy night time programs: Native American talk,
astronomer to highlight the night sky, campfire, puppet show and more! There will also be guided tours of the
Reserve at sunset and sunrise. Come in the afternoon ($8 day use fee) or spend the night: $8/person including
camping! For more information contact Bill Moffat (201-9279) Please RSVP 764-6881 as soon as possible! Tule Elk Reserve is located off Stockdale Hiway just west of Interstate 5.

October 18th, Hart Park (note: this is a NEW location - NOT Lake Ming)

All level birders and especially NEW birders, are welcome at this birding opportunity with Bob Barnes, one of Kern County's best birders and a wonderful teacher.  Meet on Mirror Drive at the north end of Hart Park between the two lakes.      6:30am - for early birders to explore the area 1/2 before sunrise and a 1/2 hr.after    

  7:30am - for the rest of us to meet with Bob who will focus on bird ID in the field.

     Bring $5, binoculars, snacks, water.  Ending time is 11am or earlier as you choose.  Call Deb 805-0232 or Bob 760/382-1260 for more information


Wednesday Walk, October 22 , 8:30am - "Birds & Bikes" with Ranger Bill Bring your bike & binoculars to the Kern River Parkway parking lot on Manor Dr (across from the church) for a morning of Fall birding...maybe Phainopepla on the elderberries! Bring water, binos & snacks. Call Bill at 661-201-9279 for more info. Ends by 11 am.


NEW:  Sat. October 25, Tom Sawyer Lake & Golden Hills CSD Trails
Join KAS-Tehachapi birder Angela Guy for a early morning walk to Sawyer Lake where 8 Lewis' Woodpeckers were recently seen!  We’ll see how much water there is and waterfowl  in the lake.  We usually see ducks, geese, and herons.  As we walk down through the willow and oak woodlands and the open areas below the lake we should see migrating and wintering song birds, hawks, maybe even a great horned owl.Meet at the K Mart parking lot near Burger King at 7:30 am.  We will carpool from there.  You can also meet us at Tom Sawyer Lake at 7:45

.  RSVP to Angela Guy at or 304-6816. Dress in layers and bring water, snacks, and binoculars. (Loaner binoculars available.)

 Bakersfield birders can meet to carpool at the ParknRide on Stockdale Hiway (between Real Rd & Hiway 99) at 6:45am. 




Workparty at Panorama Vista Preserve
On Saturday, October 11, from 8-10 AM
, Kern Audubon will have its monthly workday at
the Preserve. Workday activities are: weeding and maintenance of the trees. Please bring
gloves, water, sun hat, and a shovel/hoe. We are happy to announce that the Bakersfield
Breakfast Rotary Club has promoted our workday to its members. Rotarians are greatly
welcomed! Thanks to Jan Graves for making this connection. For more information contact
Andy Honig ( or 619-4456). Meet at the east end of Roberts Lane off of
Manor Drive at the locked gate at 8am. Just 2 hours of your time!



Kern Audubon Society Sponsors Speakers Bureau

Want to hear about birds in Peru, kit fox in Bakersfield, Tule elk in Tupman? These are the subjects of a few of the talks made available to local groups by the Kern Audubon Society Speakers Bureau.

Organized by Dr. Ted Murphy, Past-president of Kern Audubon, the Bureau can provide a wide range of programs on conservation and wildlife. Speakers come from Kern Audubon, state and federal wildlife agencies, and other outdoor/conservation individuals and organizations in Kern County.

The programs are illustrated with color photos and last 30-45 minutes followed by a question/answer period. Most programs can be adapted to a shorter time period of 20-30 minutes, depending on the type of meeting. The only equipment needed is a projection screen. No fees are charged, but honoraria are accepted, usually as donations to Kern Audubon or another conservation organization.

Other subjects available are: The Antiquities Act: How the National Parks Were Established; Kern-Pixley National Wildlife Refuges; History of the Audubon Society; Climate Change -- Plants and Animals; Wildlife of The Galapagos Islands; Birds of Kern County; African Wildlife; The Early History of FACT, the Facility for Animal Care and Treatment; and, Land Preserves in Kern County. Topics are being added as To arrange a program for your group, call Ted Murphy at 661-325-0307 or



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