TULARE TAPPINGS

Greetings Tulare Kings Bird Enthusiasts,

 

Speaker Meetings

Meetings will resume in January 2023

 

 

 

Fall 2022 Field Trips

November 19th: Pixley National Wildlife Refuge

Meet at the entrance to Pixley National Wildlife Refuge at 1:00pm for a .5 mile walk to the observation deck where waterfowl and shorebirds will be viewable. Along the way we usually find several species of grassland birds and raptors. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available to borrow. For those interested in continuing their day at PNWR, the USFWS will be on hand shortly before dusk to begin their annual Return of the Cranes celebration. They will provide hot beverages and snacks. Watching Sandhill cranes return to the Refuge after a day of feeding in nearby agricultural fields is an amazing experience to see and hear.

Christmas Bird Counts

We are looking for volunteers to help with National Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Counts. Please contact if you would like more information or wish to volunteer for one or more of our counts.Visit the EVENTS page of our website for more about each count.

  • Sequoia NP - Saturday, December 17th:  Meet at Foothills Visitor Center at 6am to assign groups/routes The day starts with owling and goes until 4pm, with a pay your own way gathering meal and bird tally at Casa Mendoza in Three Rivers. For details contact Daniel at 559-737-8508.

 

  • Springville --Sunday, December 18th: There is no central meeting point. Routes are assigned in advance. We gather for dinner and countdown at a local Springville restaurant at 5:00pm.

 

  • Pixley- Tuesday, December 20th:  Meet at the Refuge entrance at 7:30am for your route assignment. Bring plenty of food and water as this count is in a very rural part of Tulare County. Dinner and countdown at Ceci's in Alpaugh at 5:00pm.

 

  • Kaweah – Friday, December 30th:  Meet at Kaweah Oaks Preserve parking lot at 7:30am for your route assignment. Dinner and countdown location to be determined.

For questions, check out the Field Trip FAQ.

 

Birding Opportunities in Tulare/Kings County 2022

There are plenty of places to bird in Kings and Tulare County- check out some birding hotspots here!

Tulare County bird lists