Field trips for October-Decembr 2018: Click HERE for a printable list of the field trips. Saturday, October 6 ALL DAY FALL GLOBAL BIG DAY – no trips. Get out and bird!
Sunday, October 7 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. easy CAVE HILL CEMETERY – For migrants and residents (and owls?) Meet at Baxter Avenue entrance. GPS:38.243725, -85.726237 Lee Payne
Saturday, October 13 8:30 am – noon Easy/moderate TOM SAWYER PARK – For migrants and residents. Meet in front of Recreation Building - 3000 Freys Hill - large parking lot. GPS: 38.286500, -85.557326 Patrice Pittman 502-235-8046
Sunday, October 14 2:30 pm to dusk easy MELCO FLOOD RETENTION BASIN - For fall migrants Michael Callan 502-592-7008
Saturday, October 20 8:30 a.m. CDT - ??? strenuous SAUERHEBER UNIT, SLOUGHS WMA, HENDERSON – For waterfowl & migrants. Bring lunch, shoes for wading and extra clothes. Meet at the observation platform on Hwy 268. For directions, check DeLorme Atlas page 44, quadrant A2&3. GPS: 37.850231, -87.742674 Brainard Palmer- Ball 502-330-3998
Saturday, October 27 9 am – noon easy BECKLEY CREEK PARK – For sparrows and winter residents. Meet at the parking lot next to the fountain. GPS: 38.215731, -85.475229 Pat & Jane Bell 502-326-9610
Saturday, November 3 8:30 am-11 am easy GEORGE ROGERS CLARK PARK – For residents and winter birds. Park is on Poplar Level Road opposite Norton Audubon Hospital. Entrance off Thruston Avenue. Meet in main parking lot. GPS: 38.216020, -85.728548 Andrew Melnykovych 502-608-4655
Saturday, November 10 8 am – 11:30 am easy FALLS OF THE OHIO & ASHLAND PARK – Meet at FOTO Visitor Center Observation Deck near Parking Lot. Bring a scope if you have one. GPS: 38.277101, -85.763732 Michael Callan 502-592-7008
Saturday, November 17 8:30 am - ?? easy MUSCATATUCK NWR - Meet at the Muscatatuck visitor center at 8:30 a.m. Bring lunch. Directions: I-65 north from Louisvillle to Exit 50 (Seymour). Take US Highway 50 east about 3 miles to refuge entrance. About 1 hour north of Louisville. GPS: 38.959304, -85.798258 Pat & Jane Bell 502-326-9610
Sunday, November 18 8:30 a.m. – noon easy BECKLEY CREEK PARK – GRAND ALLEE SECTION - For winter visitors and residents. 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, November 25 8 am – 1 p.m. moderate SPINDLETOP (MAIN CHANCE FARM) - Late migrants and winter residents esp. open habitat birds. Meet in the parking lot behind the McDonald's on Newton Pike, just off I-64. GPS: 38.101659, -84.484039 Michael Callan 502-592-7008
Saturday, December 1 9 a.m. – noon easy OHIO RIVER - INDIANA SIDE – Meet at Ashland Park. Bring a scope if you have one. GPS:38.271889, -85.757341 Karen Bonsell 502-794-3526
Sunday, December 2 8:30 a.m. – noon Easy/moderate TOM SAWYER PARK – For winter birds and residents. Meet in front of Recreation Building - 3000 Freys Hill - large parking lot. GPS: 38.286500, -85.557326 Patrice Pittman 502-235-8046
Saturday, December 8 8:30 am – noon easy POPE LICK PARK – For residents and winter visitors. 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, December 9 8 am – 1 pm easy BERNHEIM FOREST – Winter residents, esp. finches, waterfowl, & Golden Eagle. Meet in the parking lot next to Lake Nevin. From Louisville, take I-65 south to exit 112, then east on KY 245 about a mile to entrance. GPS: 37.918675, -85.668639 Michael Callan 502-592-7008
December 14 through January 5 Audubon Christmas Bird Counts
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