Weldon, CA – Birds
are one of the most fascinating groups in the animal kingdom.
Magical jewels that fill our yard's with movement and color. The
Friends of the Kern River Preserve will hold another of our free
monthly family nature explorations on Saturday, February 5, 2011
from 9 a.m. -11 a.m.
Come learn how to
identify the dozens of species of birds in Kern River Valley
backyards from Alison Sheehey, at the Audubon Kern
This will be an
interactive three part workshop.
1. Binocular use
(please bring your binoculars if you have them... we have some to
borrow if you don't own a pair). Many people find it frustrating to
see through binoculars. There are four simple yet critical steps to
make it a joyous experience. You will be taken through these steps.
2. Watching birds
and seeing field marks are two different things. Many of us learn to
see the whole bird and put a name on it. That works but takes a long
time. Learn how to observe different parts of birds to create the
whole picture and then use a field guide to find the bird.
3. After learning
how to use a field guide… take a walk with an expert, learn birding
etiquette and get help identifying any species seen.
interested, after a lunch break we can visit some of the hot spots
around Isabella Reservoir to see more species. Please RSVP for this
part of the session.
Monthly events are
free and appropriate for ages 5 and up. All interested persons
(children are welcome but those under 14 must be accompanied by an
All monthly events
at Audubon Kern River Preserve are held outdoors at the preserve
headquarters. Please dress for cold to warm
weather, bring drinks, a picnic lunch, sunscreen and bug spray.
Binoculars, camera and a field guide are always a good idea if you
For more information
please contact us at 1-(760) 378-2531 or
Directions to the
18747 Highway 178
Weldon, CA 93283
On State Highway 178, the preserve is 57 miles east of Highway 99 in
Bakersfield and 30 miles west of Highway 14 near Inyokern.
Look for a large Audubon California sign at the entrance to the Kern
The entrance is 100 feet west of Kelso Valley Road.
Turn on the dirt easement road… drive 0.2 miles to the parking area
inside the forest.
Look for Lake Isabella on a map if you are coming from outside the
About Audubon Kern River Preserve
The Kern River Preserve is managed by
Audubon California for the preservation of one of California’s
largest contiguous cottonwood-willow riparian forests and the
wildlife it supports.
Audubon Kern River Preserve supporters provide financial and volunteer support for Preserve outreach, education, wildlife habitat protection & stewardship.