We are For the Birds!

The Beckham Bird Club, Inc., in existence since 1935, is a nonprofit organization of men, women, and children who are interested in birds, ecology, and nature. It is named for Charles Wickliffe Beckham, the first native Kentuckian to achieve a national reputation as an ornithologist.

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Beckham Bird Club members are people who like birds, enjoy watching them, and want to keep in touch with others who also enjoy the sport. Birding can be as relaxing or strenuous as desired. Some prefer backyard birding – others prefer field trips. Either way, birding provides the enthusiast with excitement, the chance to learn, and fun. The Beckham Bird Club welcomes both individuals and families as members.

Field Trip Change

The April 6th field trip led by Rob Lane will be changed to Beckley Creek Park 8:30am till ?? Meet at first parking lot area on top of hill. For driving directions, look at http://www.theparklands.org/Parks/Beckley-Creek-Park.

Meeting Time and Place

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month (except March and June) at 7:00 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street off of Frankfort Avenue, in Louisville, KY. (click the link for a Google map) Occasionally our meetings are held at other locations, the newsletter indicates any such changes. Programs are varied and include lectures, discussions, panels, slides, movies and the many phases of ornithological study.

Join us for our meeting at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, in the Community Room on Tuesday, April 8. Michael Hamm will report on recent trips to Colombia (now open for birders!) and Senegal/The Gambia in West Africa and include some slides of some of the more interesting and colorful birds. Mike is Ewing T. Boles Professor History at Centre College and serves on three conservation boards of trustees: the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy; the La Cruz Habitat Protection Project (LCHPP.org), which works to protect the monarch butterfly migration and reforest the winter roost areas in Mexico; and the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge near Danville. He has spoken to the Beckham Club on several previous occasions.