Kern Audubon Quarterly Meeting


April 15, 2023


Nest box.

Our next quarterly meeting will be on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Golden Hills Elementary School cafeteria, 20215 Park Rd.

Karen Pestana will present Tehachapi Audubon's on-going, 23-year western bluebird nest box program including instructions on how to become a citizen science nest box monitor and set up a nest box in your yard. Her talk will included a 10-minute nest-cam video that captures western bluebirds in the nest box, from laying eggs to young birds fledging. Secondly, she will give a presentation about western bluebirds and other local birds that use the nest boxes, and how to join her group of volunteers.

Since 2000, Karen has coordinated volunteers to maintain and monitor more than 60 Tehachapi bluebird nest boxes and report the findings to Cornell University Lab of Ornithology's NestWatch program. She is a wildlife biologist formerly at Edwards Air Force Base and held positions with California Fish and Wildlife and the National Park Service.


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