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.
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.
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.
The next meeting of Beckham Bird Club will be on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street in the Community Room. Rick Ahrens returns as our speaker in May. He is a native of Cincinnati where he worked for many years at the Cincinnati Zoo but has lived in Eugene, Oregon for the past thirty years working in various areas of outdoor education. He has expanded his interest in birds to include all things nature with a special interest in bugs and butterflies. He will be speaking on "Spiders" which are a rich source of protein in many a bird's diet. His presentation should be interesting, informative and amusing.