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February 2017

Pixley National Wildlife Refuge

February 11

It’s time again for our Annual foray to the wetlands of the southern San Joaquin Valley to view wintering waterfowl and shorebirds, and to watch the daily Spectacular Show of the Sandhill Crane and White-faced Ibis fly-in at the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge. Some will take RVs and depart on Friday, February 17. To join those, call Brenda Burnett at 760-382-4935. Some will come just for Saturday or Sunday. To join those from Ridgecrest, call Bob Parker at 760-446-2001. Also call…

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March 2017

Board Meeting at the Burnetts’

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Inconvenient Truths About Mojave Desert Birds

March 16 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Presented by Larry LaPre Larry LaPré received a PhD in biology from the University of California in 1979 and worked as a biological consultant for 19 years. In 1998, he enlisted in a one-year term position with the BLM which led to a permanent job as the District Wildlife Biologist. He worked at the BLM for seventeen years, retiring in 2015. He is now a Board member of the Desert Tortoise Council. A biologist for life, Larry’s first love has…

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Geology and Birding in the Indian Wells Valley

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maturango Museum, 100 East Las Flores Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555 United States
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Leader: Hector Villalobos Background: The IWV encompasses three important geologic provinces which consist of the Sierra Nevada Range, the Basin and Range and the Mojave Desert complexes. These geologic provinces are characterized by major faults, mountain uplift and basin formation, and volcanic events. The geology of the IWV contributes to the existence of a major avian flyway and various habitats. The field trip will highlight the geology and the various habitats. Description: The field trip will include four road stops. The…

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April 2017

Birdathon 2017

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

It's not until May 6, but it's time to plan, form teams, get pledges and get ready! It is Kerncrest Audubon Society's one and only annual fundraiser, so plan to contribute, if you can't or don't want to get out and bird. Proceeds go to support our education programs and the Audubon California Kern River Preserve. Everyone is invited to participate. Lee Sutton is again coordinating, with the help of Nancy Robinson. Lee may be out of town on the…

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Board Meeting: Hector’s

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Kern River Valley Bioregions Festival

April 22

Saturday April 22nd, 2017 at Circle Park in Kernville and at the Kern River Preserve in Weldon, CA. For more information please visit www.southernsierraresearch.org

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Owens Lake Bird Festival

April 28 - April 30

We've finalized details for this year's Owens Lake Bird Festival, and early registration has opened for Friends of the Inyo members. Open registration begins February 15. Join us in Lone Pine for a celebration of migratory birds out on Owens Lake and the surrounding basin. For more information, click website. or paste http://friendsoftheinyo.org/foiD7/owenslakefestival into the URL. New outings include a Keeler walking history tour, a bird and botany exploration in the Alabama Hills, and an Owens River Exploration. Susan and…

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May 2017

Board Meeting at the Burnetts’

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Annual Meeting ft. Bob Steele

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maturango Museum, 100 East Las Flores Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555 United States
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Program: Bob Steele, Chasing Spring on the Pacific Crest Trail In 2016 Bob and his wife Susan thru-hiked the 2650 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail with one different goal for the trail than anyone else – counting all the birds. Their trek passed through magnificent scenery, diverse habitats, and afforded the chance to see birds moving northbound, from spring migration to summer breeding. With technically stunning photography and storytelling, this evening presentation will take you along the mountainous spine of the west…

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