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Join us for the
14th Annual Kern River Valley Hummingbird Celebration
August 11, 2012

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
18747 Highway 178 - Weldon, CA


Mammals    Birds     Reptiles     Amphibians      Fish     Butterflies     Dragonflies     Grasshoppers    Insects including spiders

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.


Kern County Hummingbird Identification Guide

Hummingbird Facts

Hummingbird Banding Results

Feeding Hummingbirds

KRV Hummingbird Finding Guide

Hummingbird Garden


Beginning Bird Identification

Bird Feeding Instructions


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


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

The Kern River Valley - "Hummingbird Viewing Capital of California"

Feeders up March through mid-October

2007 Recap and Photo Gallery

2008 Recap & Photo Gallery

FREE - a no host event held at the preserve. Bird walks, bird feeding workshops, t-shirt sales, information booth. Very low key event.

Hummingbird numbers increase steadily at the Kern River Preserve hummingbird feeders from June until late-August.

Black-chinned Hummingbird numbers decline throughout August. Allen's and Rufous numbers peak the third week of August.

Six hummingbird species are possible at the Kern River Preserve feeders in July, August, & early September with over one thousand hummingbirds present some daysBlack-chinned (numbers decrease from July through early September), Anna's, Costa's (low numbers), Calliope (rarely), Rufous (peak numbers in late August & early September), and Allen's (virtually impossible to separate from Rufous, even adult males, except during banding sessions).

Costa's and Calliope are more numerous at feeders in the desert (Costa's) and montane (Calliope) regions of the Kern River Valley watershed. Allen's pass through in small numbers the latter third of June through the middle of August. The Kern River Valley has less than five records each of Broad-billed and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds.


Weather: Weather in the Kern River Valley in mid August is usually very hot (sunny, 60105 F daytime temperature range), but it can be variable. For your comfort, we suggest bringing water, snacks, a hat, sun screen, insect repellent, and sturdy shoes. There are no food vendors at the preserve so participants should bring lunch and drinks for the day.

Fees/Registration - This event is free although we suggest a $10.00 donation per adult to help defray the cost of feeding all of the birds at the Kern River Preserve.

The Kern River Valley - "Hummingbird Viewing Capital of California"

Feeders are up from March through mid-October



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