38825/1-4/14 Kern Birdiest & 5/9/14 Spring Count
- Apr 22, 2014
MAY 2014 KERN SPECIAL BIRDING EVENTS
- 3:30pm, Thu-3:30pm, Sun, May 1-4 Kern Birdiest Big Birding
- Fri am, May 9 South Fork Kern River Valley Rapid Assessment Spring Bird Count
***Fri am, May 9 South Fork Kern River Valley Rapid Assessment Spring Bird Count - This is new. It is during prime time for birding in Kern County and California. It is not known how many birders will choose to participate as a result. Even so, this event will take place and is sponsored by Audubon California's Kern River Preserve and the Southern Sierra Research Station in order to try and get a better handle on spring migration passage and usage in the South Fork Kern River Valley. Thousands and thousands of migrant song birds use the South Fork Kern River Valley cottonwood and willow riparian forest as a major migratory pass through and stopover area. There has never been an intensive survey of this entire area in spring. If you can/will set aside the morning of Friday, May 9th to join Bob Barnes, Kern River Preserve staff Sean Rowe, Reed Tollefson, and Sandra Wieser, plus Southern Sierra Research Station Research Director Mary Whitfield and her staff in birding for a purpose, you will be most welcome. Understanding spring migration in this important birding area will increase as a result of this snapshot in time and any subsequent rapid assessments scheduled for future springs. One morning-continental breakfast provided, count, picnic lunchtime species countdown. DETAILS YOUR WAY MID-APRIL TO, THROUGH, AND AFTER THIS EVENT. PLEASE CONTACT me if you plan to participate!
Continued Happy & Productive Birding,
Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern Co., CA
24/7 cell phone number: 760-382-1260
- 3:30pm, Thu-3:30pm, Sun, May 1-4 Kern Birdiest Big Birding "Weekend"
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