San Joaquin Kit Fox – where to see in Carrizo Plain National Monument? Or elsewhere?
I want to photograph the San Joaquin Kit Fox https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Joaquin_kit_fox. One place to do that is potentially the Carrizo Plain National Monument, which is a grassland valley in the mountains between Bakersfield and Santa Barbara in California.
I have seen references online to this being a good place, but if anybody has more specific locations, I would be grateful.
I came across this data – https://data-cdfw.opendata.arcgis.com/maps/CDFW::san-joaquin-kit-fox-carrizo-plains-ds37 which is GPS waypoint data for the fox from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. I’ve never seen sighting data from a government study posted online, so that alone is interesting. The sightings all occur along the two main roads – Soda Lake Road and Elkhorn Road. So this suggests a strategy of just driving up and down the roads, in the late afternoon, early evening and then again in the early AM. So I am not sure the data is all that helpful, since the drive around approach is a standard thing to fall back on if you have no idea where else to look.