2015/2016 Kern CBC Schedule & Highlights from past CBCs

DECEMBER 14, 2015 - JANUARY 5, 2016


WEDNESDAY, December 16, 2015

Bakersfield CBC, Kern County: Compiler: John Wilson - year began 1949 held in 1950 resumed in 1973

FRIDAY, December 18, 2015

Tejon Ranch CBC, Kern & Los Angeles Counties: Compiler: Scot Pipkin; by invitation only - year began 2008

SATURDAY, December 19, 2015

Butterbredt CBC, Kern County: Compiler: Charles Bragg, Phone: (310) 454-9662 - year began 1977

California City CBC, Kern County: Compiler Alexia Svejda:  Phone (661) 810-6268 - year began 2015

Lancaster CBC, Los Angeles/Kern Counties: Compiler: Mary & Nick Freeman, Phone: (818) 247-6172 - year began 1980

SUNDAY, December 20, 2015

China Lake CBC, Kern & San Bernardino Counties: Compiler: Pete Woodman, Phone: (760) 377-3466 - year began 1957

MONDAY, December 21, 2015

Tehachapi CBC, Kern County: Compiler: Larry Parmeter, Phone: (559) 276-8753 - year began 1992

FRIDAY, December 25, 2015

Buena Vista CBC, Kern County: Compiler: Alison Sheehey - held 1989 through 2012

TUESDAY, December 29, 2015

Bear Valley Springs CBC, Kern County: Compiler: Ron Melin, Phone: (310) 540-2775 - year began 1995

SATURDAY, January 2, 2016

Carrizo Plains CBC, Kern & San Luis Obispo Counties: Roger Zachary, Phone (805) 466-6222 - year began 1971

Red Rock Canyon, Kern County: Jean Rhyne & Alexia Svejda: Phone (661) 810-6268 - held 1998 - 2004 restarted 2014

South Fork Valley CBC, Kern & Tulare Counties: Compiler Denise LaBerteaux, Phone: (760) 378-4278 - year began 1992

SUNDAY, January 3, 2016

Kern River Valley CBC, Kern County: Compiler: Alison Sheehey, and Bob Barnes, Phone:(760) 382-1260 - year began 1979


Participants are typically assigned to teams based on their bird identification skill level and endurance. The count results are tabulated by the National Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Help is needed on many of these counts, so find one that interests you and contact the compiler for more information.

Too cold to come out on a December or January day, compilers need help from landowners for permission to access to your property, birders will not trespass. How about keeping a list of birds that you see in your yard on that day (be a “feeder watcher”), or you can join a team to cover a territory near your home. (New birders are paired with veterans, so you don’t have to be an expert.)

Beginners to experts are welcome, maybe you know the area that a visiting birder doesn't. If you’ve ever heard yourself say, “Maybe it’d be fun to learn birds,” here’s a great opportunity. Call the contacts listed above to participate at any level.

Discontinued Kern County Counts on map in red below

Buena Vista - held 1989 through 2012

Granite- Woody - year began 1971 held through 1996

Mount Pinos - held 1967-68

Oildale - Poso - held 1972

Taft-Maricopa - held 1969 through 1972


Hyperlink on count names lead to photo pages which are a hodgepodge taken by Alison Sheehey during the respective counts.

PHOTO ALBUMS & DETAILS OF CBC SECTIONS COVERED

2010/2011

    Bakersfield    Bear Valley Springs     Butterbredt Spring    Buena Vista  China Lake

Death Valley    Kern River Valley   South Fork Valley    Tejon

2009/2010

Tehachapi    Tejon    Butterbredt Spring    Bakersfield    Buena Vista   Death Valley  

South Fork Valley     Kern River Valley     Bear Valley Springs

2008/2009

Buena Vista    Butterbredt Spring     China Lake     Kern River Valley     South Fork     Tehachapi     Tejon

2007/2008

Bakersfield    Bear Valley Springs    Buena Vista    Butterbredt Spring   Kern River Valley    Tehachapi 

Previous years

Kern River Valley     Red Rock    Springville   South Fork Valley

 Photos by other photographers of rarities or on counts not attended by Ali welcome and will be posted with citation. E-mail

Kern County 14/15 CBC HIGHLIGHTS

115th CBC results for 9 Kern County CBC circles and 2 held partially in Kern County.      

CBC Name 

Participants

Species

Bakersfield (CABA) 20 133
Bear Valley Springs (CABR) 13 91
Buena Vista, Kern County (CABV) - -
Butterbredt Spring (CABS) 9 43
Carrizo Plains (CACP) 9 57
China Lake (CACH) 11 99
Kern River Valley (CAKR) 15 125
Lancaster (CALN) 15 112
South Fork Valley (CASK) 15 89
Tehachapi (CATE) 10 79
Tejon (CATJ) 28 102

 participants (+)=feeder watchers

 

Kern County 13/14 CBC HIGHLIGHTS

114th CBC results for 9 Kern County CBC circles and 2 held partially in Kern County.      

CBC Name 

Participants

Species

Bakersfield (CABA) 15 135
Bear Valley Springs (CABR) 22 100
Buena Vista, Kern County (CABV) - -
Butterbredt Spring (CABS) 12 49
Carrizo Plains (CACP) 30 54
China Lake (CACH) 18 90
Kern River Valley (CAKR) 18 115
Lancaster (CALN) 33 111
South Fork Valley (CASK) 19 86
Tehachapi (CATE) 5 82
Tejon (CATJ) 32 116

 participants (+)=feeder watchers

Kern County 12/13 CBC HIGHLIGHTS

113th CBC results for 9 Kern County CBC circles and 2 held partially in Kern County.      

CBC Name 

Participants

Species

Bakersfield (CABA) 9 129
Bear Valley Springs (CABR) 11 94
Buena Vista, Kern County (CABV) 10 121
Butterbredt Spring (CABS) 13 59
Carrizo Plains (CACP) 34 64
China Lake (CACH) 22 97
Kern River Valley (CAKR) 13 118
Lancaster (CALN) 34 106
South Fork Valley (CASK) 28 103
Tehachapi (CATE) 7 88
Tejon (CATJ) 28 116

 participants (+)=feeder watchers

Kern County 11/12 CBC HIGHLIGHTS

112th CBC results for 9 Kern County CBC circles and 2 held partially in Kern County.      

CBC Name 

Participants

Species

Bakersfield (CABA) 15 137
Bear Valley Springs (CABR) 7 101
Buena Vista, Kern County (CABV) 7 132
Butterbredt Spring (CABS) 13 50
Carrizo Plains (CACP) 40 63
China Lake (CACH) 21 90
Kern River Valley (CAKR) 8 124
Lancaster (CALN) 26 97
South Fork Valley (CASK) 18 101
Tehachapi (CATE) 7 94
Tejon (CATJ) 27 111

 participants (+)=feeder watchers

Kern County 10/11 CBC HIGHLIGHTS

111th CBC results for 8 Kern County CBC circles and 2 held partially in Kern County.      

CBC Name 

Participants

Species

Bakersfield (CABA) 15 131
Bear Valley Springs (CABR) 10 107
Buena Vista, Kern County (CABV) not held due to weather
Butterbredt Spring (CABS) 11 36
Carrizo Plains (CACP) 34 62
China Lake (CACH) 15 94
Kern River Valley (CAKR) 15 105
Lancaster (CALN) 32 111
South Fork Valley (CASK) 15 91
Tehachapi (CATE) 7 83
Tejon (CATJ) 22 106

 participants (+)=feeder watchers

Kern County 09/10 CBC HIGHLIGHTS

110th CBC results for 9 Kern County CBC circles and 2 held partially in Kern County.      

CBC Name 

Participants

Species

Bakersfield (CABA) 13 140
Bear Valley Springs (CABR) 25 98
Buena Vista, Kern County (CABV) 7 110
Butterbredt Spring (CABS) 11 46
Carrizo Plains (CACP) 33 66
China Lake (CACH) 14 99
Kern River Valley (CAKR) 25 117
Lancaster (CALN) 30 111
South Fork Valley (CASK) 25 98
Tehachapi (CATE) 13 85
Tejon (CATJ) 31 102

 participants (+)=feeder watchers

Kern County 08/09 CBC HIGHLIGHTS

109th CBC results for 9 Kern County CBC circles and 2 held partially in Kern County.      

CBC Name 

Participants

Individuals

Species

Bakersfield (CABA) 14   137
Bear Valley Springs (CABR) 11   67
Buena Vista, Kern County (CABV) 10 15,800 109
Butterbredt Spring (CABS) 12   46
Carrizo Plains (CACP) 35   58
China Lake (CACH) 20   93
Kern River Valley (CAKR) 23+5 16,216 118+2
Lancaster (CALN) 23   111
South Fork Valley (CASK) 14   97
Tehachapi (CATE) 14   95
Tejon NEW! 28 9,167 100

 participants (+)=feeder watchers

Kern County 07/08 CBC HIGHLIGHTS

108th CBC results for 8 Kern County CBC circles and 2 held partially in Kern County.      

CBC Name 

Participants

Individuals

Species

Bakersfield (CABA)

19 28,490 144

Bear Valley Springs (CABR)

18 18,843 103

Buena Vista, Kern County (CABV)

10 18,427

103 + 3 cw

Butterbredt Spring (CABS)

16 2,902 57

Carrizo Plains (CACP)

25 8,332 57

China Lake (CACH)

19+1 12,704 89 + 4 cw

Kern River Valley (CAKR)

25+5 14,661 117 + 8 cw

Lancaster (CALN)

28 23,363 115

South Fork Valley (CASK)

22+1 7,068 91 + 2 cw

Tehachapi (CATE)

12 8,513 94

 participants (+)=feeder watchers

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