FIELD TRIPS ARE BACK! HERE IS THE LATEST SCHEDULE:
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ACTIVITIES CALENDAR: AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER 2021
Sunday, August 22 8:00 a.m. - noon MELCO FLOOD RETENTION BASIN - For migrant waterfowl and shorebirds. Meet inside the gate. GPS: 38.151966, -85.732617 Mike Callan 502-592-7008
Sunday, August 29 8:00 a.m. – noon easy CHEROKEE PARK/NETTLEROTH SANCTUARY – For residents, early migrants. Beginners welcome. Meet at the archery range on Beals Branch Road. GPS: 38.241906, -85.695007 Carol Besse 502-387-5971
Sunday, Sept. 5 8:00 a.m.-noon easy ANCHORAGE TRAIL – For residents and early migrants. Meet in the parking lot behind Anchorage Presbyterian Church. GPS: 38.267802, -85.542014 Pat & Jane Bell 502-326-9610
Saturday, Sept. 11 8 am-noon easy BECKLEY CREEK PARK – GRAND ALLEE SECTION - For residents, early fall migrants. Meet at the “Port-a-Potty” parking lot at the south end of the Humana Grand Allee just before the large bridge over the creek. GPS: 38.209077, -85.474110 Andrew Melnykovych 502-608-4655
Sunday, Sept. 12 8 a.m. CDT - ???? easy/moderate MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK – For fall migrants. Meet at the service center in the park just past the campground entrance. This is the parking lot just to the right of the camp store. Bring lunch. GPS: 37.183860, -86.097705 Pat & Jane Bell 502-326-9610
Tuesday, Sept. 14 MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING - 7:00 p.m. - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church - 2822 Frankfort Ave – corner of Frankfort and Kennedy
Friday - Sunday Sept. 17-19 CANCELLED - KENTUCKY ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING – Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Saturday and Sunday field trips will go forward. Consult birdky.org
Sunday, Sept. 19 8 a.m. – noon easy HAYS KENNEDY PARK/GARVIN BROWN PRESERVE – For residents, migrants, shorebirds. Meet in the east parking lot. Address: 7003 Beachland Beach Rd. Prospect, KY 40059 GPS: 38.3527, -85.6303 Maria Koukoulas 459-500-5781
Sunday, Sept. 26 8:00 am – noon easy CAPERTON SWAMP – Residents and migrants. Meet at parking lot on River Road just east of Indian Hills Trail. GPS: 38.290273, -85.681180 Michael Callan 502-592-7008
Sunday, Oct. 3 8:00 am - noon easy HAYS KENNEDY PARK/GARVIN BROWN PRESERVE – For residents, migrants, shorebirds. Meet in the east parking lot. Address: 7003 Beachland Beach Rd. Prospect, KY 40059 GPS: 38.3527, -85.6303 Michael Callan 502-592-7008
Saturday, Oct. 9 8 am – 11 am easy EARTH AND SPIRIT CENTER – For residents and fall migrants. 1924 Newburg Road. GPS: 38.220520, -85.710275 Andrew Melnykovych 502-608-4655
Tuesday, Oct. 12 MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING - 7:00 p.m. - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church - 2822 Frankfort Ave – corner of Frankfort and Kennedy
Saturday, Oct. 16 8:30 am – noon easy-moderate TURKEY RUN PARK – Brown-Forman Silo area. Residents and early migrants. Directions: From I-265 exit (19) Billtown Road, go south and turn left at the T; go 1.5 miles and turn right into Turkey Run Park entrance; continue through the park to the Brown-Forman Silo parking lot. GPS: 38.115846, -85.533371 Andrew Melnykovych 502-608-4655
Saturday, Oct. 23 8 a.m. CDT - ?? moderate/strenuous SLOUGHS WMA, HENDERSON CO. KY— Meet at the observation platform on Highway 268. For directions check DeLorme Atlas page 44 quadrant A 2&3. Bring lunch, shoes for wading, & extra clothes. GPS: 37.850231, -87.742674 Brainard Palmer-Ball 502-330-3998
Saturday, Oct. 30 8:30 am – noon easy POPE LICK PARK – For residents and 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
Due to the rapid spread of the COVID19 delta variant, we are asking that all field trip participants observe social distancing to the greatest extent possible. Unvaccinated participants are requested to wear masks.
TO HELP MAKE OUR TRIPS ENJOYABLE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS, PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
PLEASE NOTE: Field trips are subject to cancellation or relocation at the discretion of the field trip leader. Be sure to check BIRDKY for any potential alteration of trip details. For information on how to receive the messages posted on BIRDKY directly to your email account, please click HERE.
Arrive a few minutes before the scheduled field trip. The time stated is the STARTING time, not the arrival time. This will give you time to sign the release form and be ready to go.
If you're not a member of the Beckham Bird Club and plan to go on a field trip, please be prepared to provide your contact information to the field trip leader.
Please refrain from unnecessary phone conversations and the use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes while among the other participants
Make sure to stay with the field trip leader and the rest of the group
Field Trip leaders can download theliability release to be signed by all attendees, as well as a checklist. Field trip reports are to be submitted via eBird.