Kern National Wildlife Refuge
Directions: Located 19 miles W of Delano on Garces Highway. Also E of Interstate 5 from Lost Hills interchange on Highway 46. Turn at refuge sign on Corcoran Road and travel approximately 10 miles to refuge entrance.
Primary Wildlife: Wintering area for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, marsh, and waterbirds in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Refuge also provides habitat for the endangered San Joaquin kit fox and the blunt-nosed leopard lizard.
Habitat: 10,618 acres, which include natural valley grasslands and developed marsh.
Recreation and Education: Wildlife observation, study, and photography (September through May). Waterfowl hunting (October through January).
Special Note: Marsh habitat acreage varies from year to year because of limited water supply.
P.O. Box 670
Delano, CA 93216
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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