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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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Kern Audubon

Tues. February 3, 2015

7:00pm - City Center

17th & L Sts. (parking lot 18th & K Sts.0

"Wild Wonders of Kern"

Vicky Monroe, Wildlife Biologist

CDFW Environmental Scientist Victoria Monroe releases a rejuvinated black bear cub

Wildlife biologist Vicky Monroe will talk about urban wildlife, wildlife management issues, threatened & endangered bird species, problems of predation on birds, including feral cat impacts, and more. Vicky is with the California Dept of Fish & Wildlife, Central Region. She has a BS from Colorado State University and Masters from James Cook University in Australia, where she conducted field research on the behavioral ecology of flying foxes.


Victoria Monroe,Kern District CA CDFW


Field Trips



Sun. February 8, 8:00am - Kern National Wildlife Refuge

Join Bill Moffat for this outing to see thousands of wintering waterfowl and shorebirds at the refuge. We will meet to carpool at the Kern River Parkway parking lot on Stockdale Hiway & Don Hart Drive across from CSUB. Bring binocs, snacks, lunch, $5 transportation, water. Call Bill for more info: 201-9279.


Saturday Feb 21, 4:00pm - Pixley National Wildlife Refuge

Join Madi Elsea for this late afternoon outing to Pixley Wildlife Refuge to see wintering Sandhill Cranes. This will be the last opportunity to see them before they fly north to their breeding grounds and it’s a spectacular sight as the cranes fly back to the safety of the refuge at sunset. We will meet to carpool at the Rosedale Costco parking lot near the gas station at 4pm and return by 7:00pm. Involves walking about a mile to the viewing platform. Bring a flashlight, water, snacks, $5 for transportation. Call Madi for information: 322-7470


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 8:30am - Truxtun Lakes

Truxtun Lakes is a great place to spot shorebirds and ducks as well as wintering ssongbirds and some raptors. Meet at the parking area on Truxtun Extension just west of Mohawk. Bring binoculars, water, snacks, good walking shoes for the walk aroung the two lakes. Call Bill or Deb for info: 805-0232.



The next scheduled workday at the preserve on February 14 has been cancelled. Since it is Valentine Day, celebrate by helping out someone you love or admire. 2014 marked a great year for the workday with lots of students who came out to help. Besides the Interact Clubs from Foothill and Mira Monte High Schools, we also had students from the North High science club plus Bakersfield College science students. We are very happy that the next generation shows so much interest in helping the preserve to flourish. We also appreciate all the Kern Audubon workers!



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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