Kern County Wildlife and Natural History

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Wildlife resources in the Kern River watersheds and Kern County are unparalleled anywhere in North America above Mexico. Opportunities for encountering butterflies, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians are around every corner. In addition, spring wildflower displays are admired from visitors from all areas of the globe.

 

BIOGEOGRAPHY

Habitats

Chaparral 

Great Basin Desert

Valley Grassland

Mojave Desert

Sierran Forest

PLANTS

Kern River Preserve Flora

Illustrated Ferns of Kern County

Illustrated Trees of Kern County

Mushrooms

Wildflowers

WILDLIFE

INSECTS

Kern Butterfly Checklist

Tulare Butterfly Checklist

Kern Dragonfly Checklist

Illustrated Butterflies of Kern County

Illustrated Dragonflies of Kern County

Kern Fish Checklist

Illustrated Fish Checklist

Amphibians & Reptiles

Kern Amphibian Checklist

Kern Reptile Checklist

Illustrated Reptiles and Amphibians of Kern County

KRV Herp Checklist

Kern River Valley Amphibians 

Field Guide to KRP Amphibians & Reptiles

Southwestern Pond Turtle

SPECIAL LISTS

Checklist of Exotic Animals introduced to Kern County

Checklist of Introduced Plants

Checklist of Sensitive Species found in Kern County

BIRDS

WHERE TO BIRD in Kern County

Field Guide to Birds of Kern

Birds of the Kern National Wildlife Refuge

Birds of Kern County, California: A photo checklist

Kern Bird Checklist Text Only

Rose-ringed Parakeets

Checklist of KRV Birds

Hummingbird Identification

Rivers of Birds   

Summer Tanager

Vulture Facts

Willow Flycatcher

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

 

MAMMALS

Kern Mammal Checklist

Illustrated Kern County Mammals

Mammals of Kern National Wildlife Refuge

Kern River Preserve Mammal Checklist

Rodents

KERN RIVER PRESERVE & VALLEY ONLY

Kern River Preserve Flora

Butterflies in the Kern River Valley

Checklist of KRP Amphibians & Reptiles

KRV Bird Checklist

KRP Mammal Checklist

Kern Valley Vulture Watch Photos

Kern County Spring Landscapes

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