Audubon Kern River Preserve works to protect habitat in the Southern Sierra Nevada especially in Kern County, California. The land is protected by Audubon's efforts and its partners, now exceeding 22,000 acres to be protected for the benefit of biodiversity and future generations who find nature compelling without the desire to consume every inch of it.
The Kern River Preserve was one of the first ten sites in the U.S. to receive "Globally Important Bird Area" recognition. 339 bird species have been recorded here. Most significantly, two hundred species nest here including major breeding populations of Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Summer Tanager, and Willow Flycatcher. Audubon California is engaged in a habitat enhancement program to benefit the Preserve's nesting wetland species including Wood Duck, Mallard, and Cinnamon Teal.
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