Field trips for January - March 2020: Click HERE for a printable list of the field trips.
CANCELLED Saturday, January 11 8 am – noon easy OHIO RIVER – FALLS AND KENTUCKY SIDE – For waterfowl, gulls and other winter visitors. Meet at first parking lot in Ashland Park in Jeffersonville on Indiana side. GPS: 38.270453, -85.755365 Michael Autin 502-298-2456
Sunday, January 12 9 am – noon easy HAYS KENNEDY PARK/GARVIN BROWN PRESERVE – Residents and winter visitors. Meet in the parking lot of Hays Kennedy Park off Upper River Road. GPS: 38.352711, -85.630354 Win Ahrens 502-500-1175
CANCELLED Saturday, January 18 8:30 am – noon easy CREASY-MAHAN NATURE PRESERVE – Residents and winter visitors. Meet at Creasy Mahan Visitor Center, Highway 42 to Route 1793, about a 1/2 mile to sign on the right. GPS: 38.400384, -85.590180 Andrew Melnykovych 502-608-4655
Saturday, January 25 8 a.m. – noon easy WENDELL MOORE PARK/REFORMATORY LAKE – Walk loop trail and scan lake. Meet in gravel lot by Senior center (Tri-County Community Action Center) on Dispatchers Way, behind Oldham County Police Dept. GPS: 38.396537, -85.440345 Meg and Steve Brown 502-435-3967
Saturday, February 1 8:30 am-noon moderate TURKEY RUN PARK – Residents and winter visitors, especially sparrows. We will meet at the Seaton Valley parking lot and walk the Louisville Loop to the Sky Meadows area. 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; parking lot is on the right. GPS: 38.131035, -85.518651 Andrew Melnykovych 502-608-4655
Saturday, February 15 8:00 a.m. - 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
Sunday, February 23 8 a.m. – noon easy LONG RUN PARK – For winter visitors, residents and waterfowl. From intersection of Shelbyville Road and Flat Rock Road, about 2 miles north on Flat Rock Road to park entrance, then ¼ mile to first fork and right to parking lot near lake. GPS: 38.264517, -85.418571 Meg and Steve Brown 502-435-3967
Saturday, February 29 8 am – 1 pm easy BERNHEIM FOREST – Winter residents, esp. Golden eagles, finches, & waterfowl. 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
Saturday, March 7 8:30 am - 11:30 am easy TOM SAWYER PARK - Residents, winter visitors, early migrants. Meet at the Sawyer Hayes Community Center entraces, 2201 Lakeland Road. Park to left of the community center. GPS: 38.277012, -85.556632 Patrice Pittman/Nancy Vance 502-235-8046
Sunday, March 8 8:30 a.m. – ?? easy MUSCATATUCK NWR/HARDY LAKE - 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. Bring a two-way radio if you have one. GPS: 38.959304, -85.798258 NOTE: TIME IS DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME Pat & Jane Bell 502-326-9610
DATE CHANGE Sunday, March 22 8 am – noon easy BECKLEY CREEK PARK – GRAND ALLEE SECTION - For winter visitors, early migrants 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
Saturday, March 28 8:30 am-11:30 am easy ANCHORAGE TRAIL – Residents and migrants. Meet in the parking lot behind Anchorage Presbyterian Church. GPS: 38.267802, -85.542014 Pat & Jane Bell 502-326-9610
Sunday, March 29 8 am - noon BROAD RUN PARK – For migrants and residents. South on Bardstown Road from Gene Snyder Expressway. Park entrance is about 4 miles on the left. Meet at south entrance GPS: 38.089188, -85.550621 Meg and Steve Brown 502-435-3967
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