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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. NOVEMBER 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

Kern Supt of Schools City Center

1300 17th St. (17th & L) Parking lot at 18th & K



Gary Lindquist, D.V.M.

Due to urban sprawl and the large expanses of corporate farming monoculture, the natural habitat of the central valley is quickly disappearing. Wildlife suffers from loss of migratory corridors, shelter, food supply and even fresh water. In a powerpoint presentation entitled "Behind the Feathers--Attracting Birds to Your Backyard", Gary Lindquist will offer tips on how to attract birds. The presentation will cover water, shelter and the type of foods and feeders needed to support birds in an urban environment. He'll also talk about the risks and dangers of being a bird in the modern world.

Gary Lindquist is a retired small-animal veterinarian and Visalia resident where he has been active for many years with Tulare Audubon. Currently he serves as co-leader for the chapter's bi-monthly field trips. He is a well known valley photographer. His photo(above) of the Common Cuckoo found in Watsonville, California was a cover photo for Western Ornithology magazine. Gary grew up in Arkansas, attended the University of Arkansas and received his Docotorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. He started birding as a child on the farm when he discovered Roger Tory Perterson’s Field Guide to Eastern Birds. He feels there is much more to birding than just identifying the bird and putting it on a list. “In my photos I strive to capture a behavior or trait that makes that bird special.


October Field Trips

Tuesday, October 11, 8:00am - Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area

Join Bill Moffat for a morning of birding at the Buena Vista lake about 30 miles west of Bakersfield where we can expect to see migrating songbirds, raptors, waterfowl and shorebirds. A great location for new birders. Loaner binoculars available. Meet at 8:00am at the Kern River Parkway parking lot on Stockdale Hiway & Don Harte Dr. across from CSUB to carpool or at 8:30am at Buena Vista Rec. Area Bring water, snacks, binocs,

Lunch optional at the BV golf course cafe or BYO. Call Bill (201-9279) for more information.

Sat. October 22, 7:30am - Kern River

A friend of Kern Audubon has invited us to his private residence along the Kern River for a morning of birding (7:30 -10am). There will be light walking involved --walking sticks are optional! Bring water and binoculars (loaners available). To RSVP, contact Deb See: 809-6135 and for directions.


Green-Tailed Towhee by Alison Sheehey

Saturday October 29 - Paradise Valley Rd., Tehachapi

Join KAS-Tehachapi leader Greg Hargleroad for a morning of birding along beautiful Paradise Valley Road in Tehachapi, which borders the Norbertine Convent. We’ll be looking for migrants and year-round resident birds. The Green-tailed Towhee is always a favorite! Meet at the Burger King on Tehachapi Blvd (Kmart shopping center) at 8:00am. Bring binoculars, dress in layers, snacks, water. Bakersfield birders will meet to carpool at 7:15pm at the ParknRide on Stockdale Hiway between Real Rd & Hiway 99.

Call Greg for info: 818/645-3664.






Saturday, September 10, 8-10 AM , will be the first workday at the Preserve after the summer break. This is a great time to remove those nasty weeds that grew this summer. What to bring: hat, water, gloves, and a hoe/shovel. Meet at east end of Roberts Lane off Manor Drive 8am! Contact David Schaad ( 428-2841) for more information. Hope you can come and join this great team!




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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