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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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Field Trips


Sunday, December 13, 9:00 am - Panorama Vista Preserve
Meet leader Andy Honig at the gate to PVP at the east end of Roberts Lane (off Manor Drive) to enjoy the birds of the preserve in both riparian and grassland/scrub environments. Progress of the vegetative restoration work done our monthly Audubon workdays, can be viewed as well. Walking shoes, binocs, etc. Call Andy for info: 325-0026 (pictures are by Bill Lydecker and Andy Honig)


Wednesday Walk, December 16 - Heritage Park & Beale Parks, Bakersfield
Bill Moffat will lead a morning of birding as part of the Bakersfield Christmas Bird Count. We will meet first at Heritage Park, a noted birding hot spot at Mt. Vernon & Bernard St., just south of Hwy 178, from 8:30 - 10:30am. For those who want to continue on or join us then, the birding will continue at Beale Park and the Oleander area from 11:00 - 1:00pm. We will be contributing our sightings to the Bakersfield Christmas Bird Count. For Heritage Park meet at the parking lot at the end of Heritage Road, off Mount Vernon, at 8:30am. For Beale Park meet on Oleander near amphitheater at 11am. Call Bill , 661-201-9279, for more information.


The official Bakersfield Christmas Bird Count starts 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 aspect of the CBC started in 1949-1950 and held continuously since 1973. 


 Upcoming in January: Mark your calendars for a January 2016 birding trip, January 30-31. On Saturday we'll be visiting Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (Huntington Beach) around noon and San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary (Irvine) in mid-afternoon. On Sunday there's an Upper Newport Bay bird walk by Sea and Sage Audubon Society 8:00-10:30am.

( Details to follow in next month’s Warbler.





Saturday, December 12, 9-11 AM will be the monthly work day for KAS at the Panorama Vista Preserve. We plan to give a ‘Christmas present’ to the plants by preparing them for the winter. Pruning, weeding, and mulching will be our tasks. Bring gloves, shovel, rake, hoe, water, and a Santa smile. Note the later start gives you more time for your cup of coffee. Want to join in our last work day for the year? Contact Harry Love (805-1420 ) for more information . Meet at the east end of Robert Lane off Manor Drive in east Bakersfield at the gate. Hope you can make it!



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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