Audubon's Warbler

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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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Tues. Jan. 9, 2018 -- 7PM
Kern Supt of Schools 1300 17th St, Bakersfield
(Street parking or in lot at 18th & K)


For 112 years the Audubon Society has led the way on bird protection and environmental issues. Come Tuesday, January 9, to learn about our founding, purpose, and successes, such as the twice-yearly Science Camp. You'll learn about ways birds have influenced our culture in sports, phrases, and humor. Each member is an ambassador for Audubon Society, so come find out more about this premier organization.

Plus... Harry Love, Kevin Fahey, and Susan Castle spark enthusiasm for our environment as they demonstrate to youngsters and adults that birds matter through our Science Camp. This meeting will show us the extent of Kern Audubon's community outreach and the tremendous volunteerism present in Kern Audubon. You will see first hand the variety of hands-on materials and experience some of the motivational techniques our team of volunteers use to develop students and adults who truly know how to care for our planet. Participation in our projects is action-based and offers a concrete way to make a difference! It's guaranteed you will have fun, especially as we see Susan Castle's Ambassador Puppets! Start 2018 with Kern Audubon on Tuesday Jan. 9th, 7:00pm.



Fri.-Mon. Jan. 12-15 - Morro Bay Bird Festival
Join over 500 other birders for birdwatching on our beautiful central coast. About 200 species are usually sighted during the festival weekend. For more information go to:

Sat. Jan. 20, 8:30am - Lake Ming
Roger Coley will lead us on a morning of winter birding along Lake Ming. Expect to see waterfowl and winter birds. From Alfred Harrell Highway turn east at the fire station onto Lake Ming Drive and follow it down to the lake. Meet at the first parking lot, dress warm, bring binocs, water, and snacks. Contact Roger for more info: 661-832-1820.

Sat. Jan. 27, 8:00am - Tehachapi Area Ponds
We will be touring some of the local ponds looking for winter migrants. Dress WARM, bring water, snacks, etc. We will meet at the Tehachapi Burger King on Tehachapi Blvd. at 8 am and proceed to local groundwater discharge ponds and other local wetlands. Contact Greg Hargleroad at 818-645-3664 or gregory.hargleroad -at- for more information.






Next work day: Saturday, January 13 9-11AM We will be continuing unearthing drip lines to keep the squirrels and gophers from chewing on them. We will meet, as usual, at the parking lot at the east end of Roberts Lane at 9 a.m. and work for a couple of hours. Bring gloves, water, and a light jacket. January is winter time (?). If you have questions about the event please contact David Schaad (428-2841).




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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