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  Link   American Birding Association
A non-profit organization that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills & enjoyment of birding. The only organization in North America that specifically caters to recreational birders.
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  Link   American Bird Conservancy
Mission is to conserve wild birds & their habitats throughout the Americas with concerns about habitat destruction, the unwise use of pesticides & the introduction of destructive species including domestic cats.
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  Link   Audubon
Mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife & their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
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  Link   Audubon California
Formed in 1997 as the National Audubon Society’s California Field Office. 50,000+ members in 48 local Audubon chapters, Centers & Sanctuaries in California. Audubon California runs the Kern River Preserve.
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  Link   Bird Guide - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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  Link   Bird Website Links
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  Link   Birders Guide to the Kern River Valley
Kern River watershed & adjacent lands NW to Quaking Aspen, to the junctions of HWY 395 & 9 Mile Canyon Road (NE); HWY 14 & Jawbone Canyon Road (SE); HWY 178 & the Kern River Canyon entrance - Breckenridge Mountain Road @ Comanche Road junction (SW).
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  Link   Birdingonthe.Net
Birding for the 21st Century. Birding mailing lists, alerts, links, news & articles.
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  Link   BirdLife International
A global Partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats & global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife Partners operate in over one hundred countri
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  Link   Birds & other Nature Images - Bob Steele Photography
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  Link   Bird-Safe Building Guidelines
55-page manual for all people in the building & design industries as well as policy makers & the general public. These guidelines also suggest ways to retrofit existing buildings.
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  Link   Birds of Kern County
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  Link   California Cornucopia - Birding Kern County by Bob Steele
Published in the September/October, 2005 issue of WildBird Magazine.
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  Link   Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Nonprofit membership institution whose mission is to interpret & conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education & citizen science focused on birds.
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  Link   The Corvidae – Crows, Ravens & their relatives
The family Corvidae comprises a medium sized group of passerine (perching) birds. The Corvidae family represented on this website is made up of about 119 species in 26 genera: Jays, Magpies, Choughs, Nut Crackers, Crows, Jackdaws, Rooks, Ravens & oth
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  Link   Another Corvidae (Crows, Ravens, etc.) website
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  Link   Ducks Unlimited
Conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
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  Link   Explore Birds of Prey (Raptors)
Birds of prey, or raptors, are meat eaters & use their feet, instead of their beak, to capture prey. They have exceptionally good vision, a sharp, hooked beak & powerful feet with curved, sharp talons.
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  Link   Finchworld
Goldfinches, House Finches, Purple Finches, Grosbeaks & Waxbills.
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  Link   Find It Here! The Kern River Valley & Southern Sierra Nevada of California
12 page article by by Bob Barnes & Bob Steele, in the American Birding Association’s Birding magazine, April 2003.
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  Link   Institute for Bird Populations
California nonprofit corporation dedicated to fostering a global approach to research and the dissemination of information on changes in the abundance, distribution, and ecology of bird populations.
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  Link   International Migratory Bird Day
2nd Saturday in May each year. Focuses attention on the life of a migratory bird; especially its journey between its Summer & Winter homes. Celebrated in Canada, U.S., Mexico & Central America through bird festivals, bird walks & education programs.
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  Link   Kern Audubon Society
A California Chapter of the National Audubon Society serving most of Kern County. The Kern Audubon Society hosts Tuesday morning bird walks & weekend birder trips as well as published it's Audubon's Warbler newsletter.
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  Link   Kerncrest Audubon Society
Headquartered in Ridgecrest, serving the Audubon membership located throughout the Indian Wells Valley & Kern River Valley areas.
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  Link   Kern County Birding Yahoo Group
Rare bird announcements for Kern County, CA.
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  Link   KRV Birding
For the 70 million bird watchers in the United States, the Kern River Valley is becoming known as one of the top destinations. This site has current information on birding opportunities in the Kern River Valley.
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  Link   Kern Valley Vulture Watch
Since 1994 Turkey Vultures migrating through the Kern River Valley have been counted by Terri Gallion of the Southern Sierra Research Station. Volunteers join her each year in documenting the numbers of vultures that utilize this corridor.
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  Link   Kern, Tulare, & Inyo County Birding Spots
Popular birding destinations in Kern, Tulare, & Inyo Counties This map of birding hot spots should be used seasonally. Some areas are only great during migration while other areas have excellent breeding or wintering populations.
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  Link   National Audubon Society
To conserve & restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife & their habitats & the earth's biological diversity. National network of community-based nature centers & chapters, scientific & educational programs & advocacy.
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  Link   National Wild Turkey Federation
Supports scientific wildlife management on public, private & corporate lands as well as wild turkey hunting as a traditional North American sport.
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  Link   More Bird Website Links
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  Link   North American Birds Photo Gallery by Peter LaTourrette
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  Link   The Owl Pages
Owls have fascinated man from time immemorial - to some cultures they are symbols of wisdom, while to others they are harbingers of doom and death. Here, The Owl Pages sheds some light on these mysterious creatures.
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  Link   Owling.com
North & Central American Owls with both biology & multimedia sections to help with the identification, enjoyment & appreciation of these awesome winged predators.
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  Link   The Peregrine Fund
Established in 1970, working to conserve birds of prey in nature by restoring species in jeopardy, conserving habitat, educating students, training conservationists, providing factual information to the public & by accomplishing good science.
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  Link   Quail Forever
Dedicated to the conservation of quail, pheasants & other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education & land management policies & programs.
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  Link   Song Birds Family
Created in May of 2006 to provide a carefree place that song bird enthusiasts can gather to share information with other song bird admirers. This is a great site for the beginner & the advanced.
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  Link   Southern California Birding Yahoo Group
For everyone interested in birding, no matter what level of expertise. Bird reports from Santa Barbara County out to Nevada/Arizona borders (SB Co., Kern Co., etc.) & south to Mexico (SD Co.) are welcomed. Members can be from anywhere in the world.
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  Link   Southern Sierra Research Station
A non-profit research organization whose focus is on the avian resources of the Southern Sierra along with the Central & South American wintering grounds of sensitive breeding species.
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