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Rehab Organizations
Fish & Game Contacts
Raptor Research Organizations

General Raptor Links

Raptor Identification

Local Nature Preserves
Birding and Wildlife Links

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


Rehab Organizations

IWRC – International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

NWRA – National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians

California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators

IBRRC - International Bird Rescue Research Center

Fish & Game Contacts

California Department of Fish & Wildlife - home page

California Department of Fish & Wildlife - wildlife rehabilitation section

National Wildlife Refuge System

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

United States Fish and Wildlife Service – Pacific Region

Raptor Research Organizations

Raptor Research Foundation - A non-profit scientific society whose primary goal is the accumulation and dissemination of scientific information about raptors (hawks, eagles, falcons and owls)

Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group (SCPBRG)

Golden Gate Raptor Observatory - Studying raptor migrations along the Pacific coast.

Ventana Wilderness Sanctuary - California condor reintroduction, and avian research.

The Peregrine Fund - Includes information on condors, raptor breeding, and tropical raptors.

The Raptor Center - Raptor rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota.

Sutton Research Center - George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, U. of Oklahoma.

HawkWatch International - Monitoring raptor populations along migration routes.

United States Geological Survey - Bird Banding Laboratory

General Raptor Links

California Raptor Center - At the University of California, Davis.

Carolina Raptor Center - Based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Falcon Research Group - Seattle peregrine project.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary - 65 years of raptor conservation.

Peregrine Falcons of Morro Rock - Excellent web site on one California nest by Judy Sullivan.

Peregrine Foundation (Canada) - Includes popular webcam.

The Access Fund - Information about seasonal climbing restrictions to protect nesting raptors.

Project Gutpile

Raptor Identification

Owling.com - Information on the North and Central American Owls with both biology and multimedia sections.

Montaña de Oro Raptor Identification Tips - An interesting page of simple tips and photos on how to distinguish flying diurnal raptors by Freeman Hall

Birds of Prey of the World by Robert Goedegebuur

Local Nature Preserves

Kern National Wildlife Refuge - Located 18 miles west of Delano near the Kern / Kings County border.

Kern River Preserve - Located 57 miles from Bakersfield along the beautiful south fork Kern River. The preserve sponsors 4 annual nature festivals, 2 Christmas bird counts, and many other activities throughout the year.

Pixley National Wildlife Refuge - Located on the southern edge of Tulare County, this refuge is home to thousands of wintering Sandhill Cranes.

Wind Wolves Preserve - Operated by the Wildlands Conservancy this growing nature sanctuary is one of the largest privately owned in the state. Located in the San Emigdio Mountains and foothills of southern Kern County, the preserve conducts prearranged school tours and holds monthly volunteer workdays.

Birding and Wildlife Links

Audubon California - The state arm of the National Audubon Society. Working on state and local issues to protect the quality of life for Californian's. They also run many wildlife sanctuaries and nature centers throughout the state.

CALM - California Living Museum, Bakersfield's own zoo, specializing in native California wildlife.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Affiliated with Cornell University and Audubon, the lab does extensive research on birds and produces world class literature and audio CDs.

Dr. David Germano - Homepage of the director of FACT and the Environmental Studies Area.

Joe Morlan's California Birding Pages - Bird by bird or county by county, this is an extensive resource of links to keep you up to date on where to find specific information.

Kern Audubon Society - Membership organization based in Bakersfield that holds monthly programs and leads field trips. LOCAL

Kerncrest Audubon Society - Membership organization based in Ridgecrest that conducts research, leads field trips, has monthly programs LOCAL

Kern River Parkway Foundation - Group dedicated to keeping the Kern River Parkway corridor open for use by all the citizen's of Bakersfield and Kern County.

National Audubon Society - One of the country's largest conservation organizations. Specializing in wildlife and habitat protection.

Nature Ali - Educating the world about Central California's unique biodiversity. Our webmaster's personal website. LOCAL RESOURCE

Tehachapi Mountains Birding Club - Membership organization based in Bear Valley Springs that conducts research, leads field trips, has monthly programs LOCAL


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 Ms. Hensley.

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