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Beginning Bird Identification

Bird Feeding Instructions

Feeding Hummingbirds


Kern River Valley Birds Checklist

Kern Valley Spring Nature Festival Birds

Audubon Kern River Preserve Winter Birding Guide

Audubon Kern River Preserve Spring Bird Arrival Guide

Audubon Kern River Preserve Summer Birding Guide

Audubon Kern River Preserve Fall Birding Guide


Canebrake Ecological Reserve

Birding on the Kern River Preserve and South Fork Kern River

KRV Hummingbird Finding Guide

Visitor and Travel Information Page


Summer Tanagers on the Kern River

Tricolored Blackbird - May 2008

White-crowned Sparrows in the Kern River Valley and beyond


Bird Banding on the Kern River Preserve and South Fork Kern River

Kern River Valley Turkey Vulture Community Watch


America's birdiest inland county 2010

Kern County 2008, America's birdiest inland county!

Kern County, America's birdiest inland county in 2007

Kern River Valley Christmas Bird Count History

Schedule of KRV Christmas Bird Counts

Audubon Bright Star Wilderness Addition - In around 37 minutes you can reach this area from the Kern River Preserve. This 2011 gift to the BLM by Audubon now makes the Bright Star wilderness easily accessible to hikers and birders. The habitat consists of Mojave desert, cottonwood-willow riparian, mixed conifer and interior chaparral vegetation. Consisting mostly of Joshua tree and rabbitbrush scrub vegetation, this area is an important home for Pinyon Jay and Ladderbacked Woodpecker along with other desert species. Nearby in the riparian woodland desert bird species reach their extralimital nesting range, such as Brown-crested Flycatchers and Bendire’s Thrashers.

Directions: 1. Turn left onto Highway 178 eastbound – drive 102 ft
2. Turn right onto Kelso Valley Rd – drive 17.1 miles (Keep right at the Y with Kelso Creek Road.)
3. Turn right onto Piute Mountain Rd, drive 0.6 miles to the apiary/new parking lot site on right.

View a Google Map of Kern, Tulare, Kings and Inyo County Birding Spots

Venture Out into the Wilds with local volunteer researchers

Bird Banding on the Kern River Preserve and South Fork Kern River

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