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Annual Barbecue

for the Birds

Fall 2014

California State University, Bakersfield

Biology Department 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099

Telephone (661) 654-3167 Fax (661) 654-6956 Bird Rescue Hotline (661) 654-BIRD

Invitation to Attend

32nd Annual Barbecue for the Birds
Saturday, October 4th,

Open House begins at 2 p.m.

Dinner Served at 5 p.m.

The 32nd annual Facility for Animal Care and Treatment Barbecue for the Birds and Open House is scheduled at California State University, Bakersfield’s Environmental Studies Area on Saturday, Oct. 4. The free open house begins at 2 p.m. dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

Tours of FACT feature talks and demonstrations with live birds of prey. A number of young birds, such as barn owls, great horned owls, and red-tail hawks will be on display.

CSUB biology students will give visitors an opportunity to dissect owl pellets and study the bones of animals eaten by the owls.

Members of CSUB’s 60+ Action Network will be selling nature gifts, such as FACT T-shirts, note cards, coloring books, zoo books and other items.

Dinner includes deep-pit beef and turkey, barbecue beans and salsa, tossed salad, rolls, homemade desserts, coffee and tea. Beer, wine and soda will be available.

A silent auction will take place during the open house and dinner. A live auction will begin after dinner, along with an opportunity drawing. Door prizes will awarded at the end of the evening.

Tickets are: $20 adults, $15 seniors (60+) and CSUB students, $6 kids 5-12 

Reservations should be made in advance. For details or reservations, please call (661) 654-3167 or email FACT

FACT is a wildlife rescue and conservation education project founded in 1975 by Ted Murphy, CSUB emeritus professor of biology. FACT students and volunteers care for hundreds of injured or orphaned birds of prey and conduct tours of the facility and classroom programs for thousands of Kern County school children each year.

FACT is supported by the annual barbecue, members of Friends of FACT and the sale of gift items.

DIRECTIONS: FACT is located in the Environmental Studies Area on the south east side of the CSUB campus. To get to FACT enter the CSU Bakersfield campus from the south entrance off of Camino Media Blvd.   Just after the information booth the large parking lot on the right is the access road to the facility. Turn right in the first driveway.  Go through the parking lot past the recycling drop off area, at the softball field backdrop find a short dirt road and follow it over the campus bike path (yield to traffic on the bike path) to the Environmental Studies Area/FACT parking area. The parking area is lined with railroad ties, please park straight in toward the fence or railroad ties.


Friends of FACT support the wildlife rehabilitation aspect of our program by sales of items at our monthly open house and annual barbecue. Join the fun, become a friend of FACT. Our effectiveness is dependent upon our members, donors and benefactors.

Fact's mission is to serve as a wildlife rescue, conservation, & education project for California State University Bakersfield.

Local wildlife, especially birds of prey, and endangered species, the school and the community have benefited from FACT since 1975.

Dr. David Germano is the Director of FACT and ESA;  Ms. Marlene Hensley
is the Coordinator of ESA/FACT. Students and volunteers help in the daily operation of the facility under the direction of Ms. Hensley.

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