Field trips for September-December 2017: Click HERE for a printable list of the field trips.
Saturday, November 11 8:30 am – noon - easy FALLS OF THE OHIO & OHIO RIVER – Meet at FOTO Visitor Center Parking Lot. Bring a scope if you have one. GPS: 38.2770815, -85.7636205 Michael Callan 502-592-7008
Sunday, November 12 8:30 am – noon - easy CHEROKEE PARK – Meet at the foot of Maple Road. GPS: 38.239456, -85.694239 Jamie Baker 502-403-9845
Sunday, November 19 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
Saturday, November 25 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 26 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. - moderate SPINDLETOP (MAIN CHANCE FARM) – Meet at the McDonald's on Newton Pike & I-64 in the overflow parking area on the far side of the building. GPS: 38.1016082,-84.4844331) Michael Callan 502-592-7008
Saturday, December 2 8:30 a.m. – noon - easy HAYS KENNEDY PARK/GARVIN BROWN PRESERVE – Meet in the parking lot of Hays Kennedy Park off Upper River Road. GPS: 38.352711, -85.630354 Karen Bonsell 502-794-3526
Saturday, December 9 **CANCELLED** 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 10 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. - easy FREEMAN LAKE – Meet at trail head parking lot off of Ring Road. Bring scopes. Directions: From Louisville go south on I-65 to Exit 94 then turn right on St. 62 (also Mulberry St) about 1 mile (get in right lane) to light at Ring Rd (St 3005) turn right and go 5 miles. Small parking lot on LEFT at the lake. GPS: 37.732011, -85.870473 Michael Callan 502-592-7008
December 17 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