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8th Annual Kern Valley Vulture Watch.

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  • Terri Gallion
    Vulture Watchers, The 8th Annual Kern Valley Vulture Watch is coming soon, 1 September through 20 October, 2001. Once again this fall, we will assess the
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      Vulture Watchers,

      The 8th Annual Kern Valley Vulture Watch is coming soon, 1 September
      through 20 October, 2001. Once again this fall, we will assess the exciting
      migration of Turkey Vultures through the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
      This count relies on volunteer birders who come out, for a few days or
      regularly each week, to see some great desert birds, raptors and up to
      thousands of migrating Turkey Vultures. You will always be paired with an
      experienced vulture and hawk watcher, so it is an opportunity to learn as
      well. Please join us for the fun and contribution to migration studies!
      Contact below for scheduling a time to come.

      VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS needed 1 Sept-20 Oct 2001 for 8th annual Kern
      Valley Turkey Vulture Watch, Weldon, California. This Turkey Vulture and
      hawk watch records one of the two largest documented vulture movements
      north of Mexico. Nearly 30,000 TUVUs are counted each fall along with
      approximately 300 raptors of 13 species. Duties include counting 9AM-3PM
      each day (half days are OK), collecting temperature, wind and cloud cover
      data every hour and recording vulture and hawk data on site and after each
      daily count. Must have an interest in vulture and raptor observation, be
      able to accurately record information on data sheets, and maintain patient
      observation even in an apparently empty sky. The count site is located in a
      desert setting with spectacular views of the surrounding southern Sierra
      Nevada mountains of Sequoia National Forest. Weather during the count
      period may range from hot (90F) on afternoons in early September to cold
      (32F) on mornings in late October. No prior experience required. If you can
      make at least a two week commitment, housing can be provided. For more
      information e-mail vulturewatcher@... or bbarnes@...;
      phone Terri at 760-378-4173 or Bob at 760-378-3044, or write Terri Gallion
      at PO Box 335, Onyx, CA 93255. Friends of the Kern River Preserve P.O. Box
      833, Weldon, CA 93283 Email: krpfriends@... Phone: (760)
      378-3044 FAX: (760) 378-4013 Web Site: http://www.kernriverpreserve.org

      Terri Gallion
      Director, Kern Valley Vulture Watch
      PO Box 335, Onyx, CA 93255
      UPS/FedEx: 8055 Easy Street, Onyx, CA 93255
      Phone: (760) 378-4173
      E-mail: vulturewatcher@...
      Web Site: http://www.kernriverpreserve.org



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