The Beckham Bird Club conducts field trips throughout the year, except from the middle of June until the middle of August. We welcome birders of all ages and skill levels on our field trips, especially beginning birders. The Beckham Bird Club welcomes guests, non-members and out-of-town visitors to participate in field trips and meetings. Field trips mostly visit a variety of birding spots in the Louisville area, with regular outings to more distant locations.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month except March (annual dinner) and June (club picnic.) meeting begin at 7 p.m. and are held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, 38.254256, -85.689458. St. Mark’s is at the corner of Frankfort Avenue and Kennedy Ave. Please enter by way of the back door near the parking lot. Members and non-members are welcome. Speakers are announced a month in advance in the newsletter.
FIELD TRIP INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES 1. IMPORTANT: Field trips are subject to cancellation, rescheduling or relocation due to weather, habitat conditions or other circumstances. If there is constant rain, extreme hot or cold temperatures, ice or snow, you should contact trip leaders for the latest update on the trip. Trip leaders will post information about any changes on the birdky listserv and - time permitting - on the field trip list below. To look for updates, go to http://birding.aba.org/maillistdigest/KY. To subscribe, go to https://www.freelists.org/list/birdky. 2.Arrive a few minutes before the scheduled start time. Trips depart at the stated time. Arriving early will give you time to sign the release form and prepare to go. 3.Please stay with the leader. Do not go ahead of the leader(s) or lag behind. If you need to leave early, let the leader know when you do. 4. Try to minimize disturbance to the birds by talking in quiet tones and keeping to paths and trails unless the leader directs otherwise. 5. Minimize disturbance to other birders. If you need to use your cell phone, smoke, or have a long conversation be considerate of the other members on the trip and step away from the group.
FIELD TRIP AND MEETING SCHEDULE
Sunday, May 29 8 a.m. - noon Easy/moderate POPE LICK PARK – For residents, breeding birds and late migrants. From Gene Snyder get off at Taylorsville Rd toward Fisherville, go about a mile, & take a right on South Pope Lick Rd. Follow signs to Pope Lick Park, part of the Parklands. Meet in the parking lot. (formerly called Floyds Fork Park) GPS: 38.184655, -85.488095 Andrew Melnykovych 502-608-4655
Sunday, June 5 BECKHAM BIRD CLUB PICNIC – Beckley Creek Park. Details in newsletter. GPS: 38.216955, -85.477216
Saturday, June 11 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Easy FOR EARLY BIRDERS - BENNETT LANE FIELDS - For summer breeders of the open prairie and mixed forest. Meet at the Intersection of Morgan Road and Bennett Lane. GPS: 38.423240, -85.443033 Mike Callan 502-592-7008
Saturday, June 11 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Moderate IF YOU WANT TO SLEEP LONGER - MORGAN CONSERVATION PARK - For summer breeders of the open prairie and mixed forest. Meet at Morgan Conservation Park parking lot. GPS: 38.500359, -85.380793 Mike Callan 502-592-7008