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NOTE: There is no collecting, fishing, or hunting on the preserve. If you see any animal or plant on the preserve, please take only pictures and memories. Do not disturb nesting birds. Do not go off trail.


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

Sometimes in spring or during major rain events the Kern River Preserve headquarters and migrant corner areas flood to the point of necessary closure to protect the roadbed.

Here are a few local alternative birding sites.

KRV checklist is updated as soon as new birds are seen in the area or their seasonal status changes. Caution due to the large file size, the page is a little slow in loading.

South Fork Wildlife Area

Sequoia National Forest South Fork Wildlife Area - This 1200 acre forested area is just west of the Kern River Preserve and is accessed from Hwy. 178 just east of the village of South Lake and about a mile west of Sierra Way. It borders both sides of the South Fork Kern River between the western boundary of the Kern River Preserve and the eastern shore of Isabella Reservoir. Drive down a dirt road (Patterson Lane - not marked) about 1/4 mile, the entrance to the wildlife area is on your right. Park and walk in. Can be flooded from November to June in high rainfall years, normally dry.

Directions: 1. Head west on CA-178 W toward South Lake - 3.0 mi
2. Turn right at Patterson Ln - 0.3 mi
3. Turn right at sign to wildlife area - 348 ft

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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