Bakersfield & Springville X-mas Bird Counts
I would like to invite you to join John Wilson and I on the weekend of
15th & 16th to kick off the Christmas Bird Count season by participating in
Springville and Bakersfield CBCs.
The Springville count circle is flat out gorgeous and quite birdy. 140-145
species per annual CBC count is the norm. The habitat diversity is very
impressive with the count circle ranging from 450' to 7000' in elevation.
Access is excellent. We have access to virtually every ranch in the count
circle. As a matter of fact, we have received "complaints" from ranchers that
we have never gotten onto their property (due to lack of enough counters to
cover all of the areas available to us!!!!!)...Over one hundred ranch ponds,
Success Reservoir, the three major forks (North, Middle, and South) of the
River, a significant portion of Sequoia National Forest & Giant Sequoia
National Monument, etc., etc., etc. A prime time California inland count!
The Bakersfield count circle always yields several rare species...more than
other X-mas count in the Fresno/Kern/Tulare County area. 140-145 species per
CBC is the norm and the "magic" 150+ species mark has been hit once. Hart
Kern River & Canyon entrance, Lake Ming, Bakersfield Sewer Ponds, Heritage
Park, Rio Bravo, Rancheria Road, Round Mountain Road, Pioneer Village, etc.
Lots of parks and habitats to ferret out a rare woodpecker, flycatcher, vireo,
swallow, wood-warbler, tanager, sparrow, or finch.
If you plan to participate, or would like to participate, or will be in the
area to participate, please let me (Springville) or John (Bakersfield) know at
your earliest convenience.
Saturday, December 15, 2001 - Springville,Tulare County, CBC, Bob Barnes,
Sunday, December 16, 2001 - Bakersfield CBC, John Wilson, E-mail:
Thank you for your interest,
Bob Barnes, Audubon-California
Friends of the Kern River Preserve
P.O. Box 833, Weldon, CA 93283
FedEx/UPS: 18747 Hwy. 178, Weldon, CA 93283
Phone: (760) 378-3044
Web Site: http://www.kernriverpreserve.org