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Kern Co. eBird Locations & CBC Season

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  • Bob Barnes
    Hi, Christmas Bird Count season is upon us ... 14 Dec 09 - 5 Jan 10. Many birders will be gathering data for specific locations which can/may/should/will be
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 13, 2009
      Hi,

      Christmas Bird Count season is upon us ... 14 Dec 09 - 5 Jan
      10. Many birders will be gathering data for specific locations which
      can/may/should/will be entered into the eBird California database:
      http://ebird.org/ebird/ca/

      The preceding prompts this email with a list for reference of several
      established Kern County eBird Hotspots (Essentially any publicly
      accessible location regardless of overall birding quality) for eBird
      observations entry for specific locations in CBC circles, for entry
      of past Kern County observations (back as many years as one wishes),
      and for entry of observations from this day forward. As you may
      already know, for those analyzing eBird data, observations lists from
      specific locations are most usable/valuable.


      BAKERSFIELD
      ***Bakersfield Sewage Ponds
      ***Beale Park - Spotted Dove and Rose-ringed Parakeet location.
      ***Union Cemetery - Spotted Dove location.


      BAKERSFIELD - KERN RIVER COUNTY PARK
      ***Kern River County Park (erroneously labeled Kern River State Park
      on eBird maps) - This Bakersfield area hotspot covers the 100s of
      acres found along five miles of the Kern River corridor from the
      Upper Picnic Area next to Kern River Golf Course above Lake down the
      Kern River river including observations made in the California Living
      Museum, Hart Park, Kern County Soccer Park, Kern River, Kern River
      Campground, Kern River Golf Course, and Lake Ming areas of this park.

      ***Hart Park (Kern Co.) - This hotspot covers the Hart Park portion
      of Kern River County Park.

      ***Lake Ming - This hotspot covers the Lake Ming portion of Kern
      River County Park.


      BAKERSFIELD - KERN RIVER PARKWAY
      ***Kern River Pkwy--Manor St. to Chester Ave. - This hotspots covers
      the Kern River corridor portion of the Kern River Parkway between
      Manor St. on the east and Chester Ave. on the west.

      ***Kern River Pkwy--Truxton Lakes - This hotspot covers the Truxton
      Lakes area of the Kern River Parkway.

      ***Kern River Pkwy--Yokuts Park - This hotspot covers the Yokuts park
      area of the Kern River Parkway.


      EAST KERN DESERTS
      ***Bird Spring
      ***Butterbredt Springs
      ***Cerro Coso Community College - in Ridgecrest
      ***California City Central Park
      ***Galileo Hill--Silver Saddle Ranch and Club
      ***Inyokern--Middlemiss - covers the 10-acre Middlemiss (Le Conte's
      Thrasher) property north of Inyokern.
      ***Jawbone Canyon Rd.
      ***Ridgecrest Watchable Wildlife Park - includes the area
      encompassing Desert Memorial Park (cemetery), sewer ponds, and Desert
      Empire Fairgrounds at the east edge of Ridgecrest.


      FORT TEJON STATE HISTORIC PARK
      ***Fort Tejon SHP


      GREENHORN MOUNTAINS
      ***Greenhorn Mountain County Park
      ***Greenhorn Mtns.---Sawmill Rd.
      ***Greenhorn Mtns.--Alta Sierra
      ***Greenhorn Mtns.-- FS 24S15 (Greenhorn Summit to Tulare Co.)
      ***Greenhorn Mtns.---Hwy 155 west slope
      ***Greenhorn Mtns.--Rancheria Rd. (FS 25S15)
      ***Greenhorn Mtns.--Sunday Peak - trail starts in Tulare Co. then
      goes into Kern Co. for Southern California Sooty Grouse searches
      ***Greenhorn Mtns.--Tiger Flat


      JAWBONE CANYON ROAD
      ***Jawbone Canyon Rd.
      ***Jawbone Canyon Rd.--Kelso Valley
      ***Jawbone DWP


      KELSO CREEK WATERSHED
      ***Frog Spring - 14.5 mi. south of Hwy 178 on Kelso Valley Rd., then
      east 0.5 mi. on Frog Creek Rd. (SC 47)
      ***Kelso Creek Rd.
      ***Kelso Creek Sanctuary - 15 mi. south of Hwy 178
      ***Kelso Valley Rd.--0.0-0.25 mi S of Hwy 178 - a riparian strip
      ***Kelso Valley Rd.--Cane Canyon - a dirt spur road into Cane Canyon
      ***Kelso Valley Rd.--Mile 14.5-18.0 - a Kelso Creek riparian strip
      ***Kelso Valley Rd.--Rocky Point - 7-8 mi. south of Hwy 178.
      ***Kelso Valley Rd.--Tunnel Spring - 18 mi. south if Hwy. 178.
      ***Kern Valley Vulture Watch Site


      KERN RIVER CANYON
      ***USFS--Delonegha Day Use Area


      KERN RIVER VALLEY - CHIMNEY PEAK ROAD
      ***Chimney Peak National Back Country Byway (Kern Co.) - covers byway
      from its start at Hwy 178, north about 6 miles to the top of the pass
      at the Lamont Peak trailhead at the Kern County/Tulare County line.


      KERN RIVER VALLEY - KERN RIVER PRESERVE
      ***Kern River Preserve - This hotspot covers the entire Kern River
      Preserve including those portions not accessible or easily accessible
      to the general public.

      ***Kern River Preserve--Fay Ranch Rd. - This hotspot covers Fay Ranch
      Rd. from CA Hwy 178 north about 2 miles to the end of the flat,
      straight, portion of the road.

      ***Kern River Preserve--Headquarters - This hotspot covers everything
      most logically accessed on foot from the Headquarters parking
      area...the entrance road from CA Hwy 178 north to Headquarters, the
      Headquarters yard, the Nature Trail, and the ranch road running west
      from the Headquarters parking area.

      ***Kern River Preserve--Migrant Corner Trail - This hotspot covers
      the Migrant Corner Trail from its start on the northeast side of the
      Sierra Way bridge over the South Fork Kern River east about 1 air
      mile to the end of the meadow at the riparian forest running north
      from the main forest to the hillside. This location includes the
      hillside above the trail and the entire semicircular bowl form by the
      hills around the north side of the meadow.

      ***Kern River Preserve--Sierra Way - This hotspot covers Sierra Way
      from CA Hwy. 178 north then west for 1.7 miles to the fence line
      separating the Kern River Preserve on the east from the South Fork
      Wildlife Area (Sequoia National Forest) on the west. There is a large
      pullout on the right at about 1.6 miles. The wooden fence line is
      found coming down the rocky hillside around the corner west from the
      pullout. At this point, this hotspot includes Prince's Pond.


      KERN RIVER VALLEY - KERNVILLE
      ***Kern River--north fork (Kern Co.)
      ***Kernville--business and residential areas
      ***Kernville--Whiskey Flat Trail
      ***Sierra Way--Kern Co./Tulare Co. Line - site to try for Kern Co. Black Swift


      KERN RIVER VALLEY - KEYESVILLE
      ***Keyesville--Slippery Rock Launch Site


      KERN RIVER VALLEY - LAKE ISABELLA (COMMUNITY AREA)
      ***Bob Powers Gateway Preserve
      ***Kern Valley Plaza


      KERN RIVER VALLEY - LAKE ISABELLA (RESERVOIR AREA)
      ***Lake Isabella - covers the entire reservoir
      ***Lake Isabella--Engineer Pt.
      ***Lake Isabella--French Gulch Marina
      ***Lake Isabella--Kissack Cove
      ***Lake Isabella--Main Dam Campground
      ***Lake Isabella--Main Dam Overlook
      ***Lake Isabella--North Fork - covers the entire north arm of the reservoir
      ***Lake Isabella--Pioneer Point Campground
      ***Lake Isabella--South Fork Recreation Area
      ***Lake Isabella--Tillie Creek Campground


      KERN RIVER VALLEY - SOUTH FORK VALLEY
      ***Canebrake Ecological Reserve
      ***Cliffs east of Cottage Grove Cemetery
      ***Scodie Park
      ***South Fork Valley--Fay Ranch Rd. (upper) - 2.0 miles north to end.
      ***South Fork Valley--Onyx
      ***South Fork Valley--Paul's Place - 0.75 mile long Paul's Place and
      corresponding section of CA Hwy. 178.


      KERN RIVER VALLEY - SOUTH FORK WILDLIFE AREA (Sequoia National Forest)
      ***South Fork Wildlife Area--Hanning Flat - off Sierra Way, 2.9 mi.
      from Hwy 178.
      ***South Fork Wildlife Area--KOA Access - walk through gate access
      off the north side Hwy 178, 1.2 miles west of Sierra Way.
      ***South Fork Wildlife Area--north - Watchable Wildlife Area off the
      south side of Sierra Way, 2.1 miles north and west off Hwy 178.
      ***South Fork Wildlife Area--south - Watchable Wildlife Area off
      north side of Hwy 178, 1.8 miles west of Sierra Way


      PIUTE MOUNTAINS
      ***Piute Mountain Rd.--east - east of Landers Meadow
      ***Piute Mtn Rd.--Landers Meadow


      SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY FLOOR
      ***Buena Vista Recreation Area - This hotspot covers Kern County's
      Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation area between Bakersfield and Taft and
      west of Interstate 5. It incudes 998-acre Lake Webb and 86-acre Lake Evans

      ***Kern NWR - This hotspot covers the 10,000+ acre Kern National
      Wildlife Refuge located 19 miles west of Delano.

      ***Tule Elk State Reserve - This hotspot covers the Tule Elk State
      Reserve near Tupman and west of I-5.


      TEHACHAPI
      ***Brite Lake
      ***Tehachapi Mountain Park
      ***Tehachapi Sewage Ponds
      ***Tehachapi Willow Springs Rd.--riparian


      WALKER PASS
      ***Walker Pass--Pacific Crest Trail-south
      ***Walker Pass East--81.5 - Joshua tree woodland at Hwy 178 mile 81.50.
      ***Walker Pass West--72.85 - a riparian strip
      ***Walker Pass West--74.00 (Bert's Park) - mixed habitats at Hwy 178
      mile 74.00.
      ***Walker's Pass


      Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County
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