RROS Fieldtrip to the Kern River Preserve and Surrounding Area

June 9-12, 2000

Coast Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum)


Nine Mile Canyon

Nine Mile Canyon

South Fork Valley

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Great Copper (Lycaena xanthoides) ?

Lizard in a crack

The group enjoying the shade at the Kern River Preserve headquarters

Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)

Pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea)

Hiking down the South Fork of the Kern River

American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana) female

Desert Milkweed (Asclepias erosa)

Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)

Birds observed (124 species total):  Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Wood Duck, Mallard, White-tailed Kite, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Mountain Quail, California Quail, Killdeer, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Greater Roadrunner, Great Horned Owl, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, White-headed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Plumbeous Vireo, Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Pinyon Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Oak Titmouse, Verdin, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Cactus Wren, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, House Wren, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Wrentit, Northern Mockingbird, California Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Hermit Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, California Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Sage Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Tricolored Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Hooded Oriole, Bullock's Oriole, Scott's Oriole, Cassin's Finch, House Finch, Red Crossbill, Lesser Goldfinch, Lawrence's Goldfinch, House Sparrow.

A big thank you to Bob Barnes for showing us this wonderful place!

Alan Wight
Sonoma County, California
Email:  shwand@sonic.net

Photos © 2000 Alan Wight