Field trips for August-September 2018: Click HERE for a printable list of the field trips.
Saturday, August 25 9:00 a.m. – noon easy SHIPPINGPORT ISLAND – For residents, early migrants. Access is via North 27th Street from Northwestern Parkway. Follow signs for McAlpine Locks. Meet at the visitor center. GPS: 38.276637, -85.792553 Karen Bonsell 502-794-3526
Sunday, August 26 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. easy FALLS OF THE OHIO STATE PARK – For shorebirds, waders & early migrants. Meet on the deck of the Visitor’s Center. Bring a scope if you have one. GPS: 38.276541, -85.763855 Jamie Baker 502-403-9845
Saturday, Sept. 1 8:30 a.m. – noon easy ANCHORAGE TRAIL - Meet at the trailhead in Anchorage at the intersection of Evergreen Rd and Station Rd. GPS: 38.266322, -85.540245 Pat & Jane Bell 502-326-9610
Saturday, Sept. 8 8:00 a.m. - ??? easy BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS – LOUISVILLE NATURE CENTER/BEARGRASS CREEK STATE NATURE PRESERVE – For early migrants and residents. GPS: 38.209546, -85.711139 SEE NEWSLETTER FOR DETAILS
Sunday, Sept. 9 CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN PREDICTION 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
Friday - Sunday Sept. 14-16 KENTUCKY ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING – Pine Mountain State Resort Park Details at birdky.org
Saturday, Sept. 15 8:30 am -noon easy BECKLEY CREEK PARK – GRAND ALLEE SECTION - For fall migrants. Meet at the “Port-a-Potty” parking lot at the south end of the Humana Grand Alee just before the large bridge over the creek. GPS: 38.209077, -85.474110 Andrew Melnykovych 502-608-4655
Sunday, Sept. 16 9 a.m. – noon easy HAYS KENNEDY PARK/GARVIN BROWN PRESERVE – For residents, early migrants, shorebirds. Meet in the east parking lot. Address: 7003 Beachland Beach Rd. Prospect, KY 40059 GPS: 38.3527, -85.6303 Karen Bonsell 502-794-3526
Sunday, Sept. 23 9 a.m. – noon easy/moderate HARRODS CREEK PARK – For fall migrants. 6530 Montero Dr., Prospect. Meet at the parking lot at the bottom of the hill. GPS: 38.340941, -85.600052 Pat Bell 502-326-9610
Saturday, Sept. 29 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. easy GEORGE ROGERS CLARK PARK – For residents, fall migrants. 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
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