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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 sing 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


Sat. December 13, 7:45 am - Tejon Ranch

Scot Pipkin, Tejon Ranch Conservancy Public Access Coordinator, will lead this field trip for Kern Audubon on the

San Joaquin Valley side of Tejon Ranch. There will be great views of the valley as well as birding in the oak woodlands.

Possible sightings of condor and golden eagle plus many more! Meet at the Stockdale Hiway Park n Ride (between

Real Rd. & Hiway 99) at 7:45 am. We will be meeting Scot at the Sebastion Rd gate to Tejon Ranch at 8:30 am. It is

likely to be cold, so dress accordingly. Bring water, snacks & a sack lunch; returning to Bakersfield around noon. Call

Deb See for information: 805-0232. Car pool donation: $5


Wednesday Walk, December 17, 9:00 am - Beale and neighborhood.

Bill Moffat will lead birding around Beale Park and surrounding Oleander area - a productive 'in-town' spot! We'll be

contributing our sightings to the Bakersfield Christmas Bird Count. Meet at Beale Park at corner of Oleander & Dracena

at 9am. Call Bill @ 661-201-9279 for more information.

The official Bakersfield Christmas Bird Count will be starting that morning at 7:00 am at Mirror Dr in Hart Park.

Contact John Wilson, 661-747-4628 if you are interested in participating in this important CBC started in 1949-1950 and

held continuously since 1973.



Saturday, December 13, 9-11 AM , will be the date and time for this month's workday at Panorama Vista Preserve. Tasks for this month will be eradicating tumbleweeds and weeding. The plants which were put in earlier in a new area will be in need of "tender, loving care". What to bring: gloves, water, sun hat, and a shovel/hoe if you have one. Meet outside the gate at 9 AM. For more information you can contact Harry Love, 805-1420 or Meet at the east end of Roberts Lane off Manor Drive at the locked gate. Just 2 hours of your time! Hope to see both present and new team members



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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