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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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The next meeting of KERN AUDUBON-TEHACHAPI will be...

Tuesday Evening, August 26th
7:00 p.m.

Golden Hills Elementary School Cafeteria

20215 Park Road - Tehachapi

Guest Speaker: Bob Barnes

Western Bluebird

Bob Barnes is a not only a notable birder here in Kern County, but he has

 also lead birding tours all over the world. He is an expert birder, whose endless enthusiasm puts all levels of birders at ease. Bob will be speaking about beginning bird identification and what to look forward to during the upcoming fall migration. He promises to give us his all and answer any bird related questions. Needless to say he is a wonderful birder and we are so fortunate to have him as our guest speaker.


Come join us for this night of free birding entertainment.

Good meeting to bring young birders.


Questions?  Contact Carol (823-4305) or Mary (972-4355)


PS. Check out   for pictures of the June 3rd annual picnic and the feathered visitors from CALM!


Kern Audubon's first meeting following the summer break will be

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 -- 7:00 pm

Supt. of Schools building, 17th and L Streets

Below are some pictures of our last meeting, the annual barbeque at Jastro Park: officers were elected, fabulous food was consumed, and CALM provided info about their feathered friends. (Pictures courtesy of Roger Coley)

Field Trips

Summer Audubon Field Trip - Saturday July 26th
 Kern Audubon's only summer field trip is to the Kern River Preserve to see summer  birds such as the Summer Tanager (aka "Flying Neon Tomato" for its colorful plumage), Vermillion Flycatcher (also has brilliant plumage), Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo (endangered in California), Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (on the federal Endangered species list), and more...
Reed Tollefson, Preserve Manager, will lead this morning field trip.  In order to beat
the heat, we will meet at 6:30am at the Albertson's parking lot on Mt Vernon (Mt. Vernon exit off Hiway 178) in Bakersfield to carpool/caravan.
Bring water, snacks, binoculars, sunscreen, good walking shoes, etc.  For more information email or call: Madi Elsea 322-7470 or




June Workparty at Panorama Vista Preserve

On Saturday, June 14, from 8-10 AM, Kern Audubon will have its monthly workday at Panorama Vista Preserve. This will be the last one until we begin again in September. Jobs will be weeding, maintenance, and work in the nursery. And, since it is also Flag Day, your work will improve our country’s environment. If you have not been out to the Preserve in a long time you will be amazed by how well the plants have grown. What should you bring? Water, hat, gloves, and your favorite weeding tool. If you have any questions, contact Harry Love (805-1420, Please come out to help this gem of Bakersfield flourish---just 2 hours!



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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