We are For the Birds!
The Beckham Bird Club, Inc., in existence since 1935, is a nonprofit organization of men, women, and children who are interested in birds, ecology, and nature. It is named for Charles Wickliffe Beckham, the first native Kentuckian to achieve a national reputation as an ornithologist.
Beckham Bird Club members are people who like birds, enjoy watching them, and want to keep in touch with others who also enjoy the sport. Birding can be as relaxing or strenuous as desired. Some prefer backyard birding – others prefer field trips. Either way, birding provides the enthusiast with excitement, the chance to learn, and fun. The Beckham Bird Club welcomes both individuals and families as members.
Field Trip Canceled
Due to the fact that winter will not give up this year the Beckham Bird Club trip to Muscatatuck NWR in Indiana on Sunday, March 2 is canceled.
Annual Dinner Meeting
Our dinner meeting will be on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the University Club on the University of Louisville campus. A social hour with cash bar will begin at 6:00 p.m. Followed by a buffet at 7:00 p.m. The price of the dinner is $30.00. The dinner menu includes vegetarian fare. If you have other diet restrictions please note it on the reservation form. This year only the head table will be reserved. Other tables will be filled on a first come basis. More...
PLEASE NOTE ON THE RESERVATION FORMS THE DEAD LINE FOR MAKING RESERVATIONS. ALL CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO BECKHAM BIRD CLUB. REFUNDS ARE NOT GUARANTEED AFTER THE DEADLINE.
Meeting Time and Place
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month (except March and June) at 7:00 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street off of Frankfort Avenue, in Louisville, KY. (click the link for a Google map) Occasionally our meetings are held at other locations, the newsletter indicates any such changes. Programs are varied and include lectures, discussions, panels, slides, movies and the many phases of ornithological study.
Join us for our meeting at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, in the Community Room on Tuesday, February11. Our guest speaker will be James Bruggers, senior reporter for the Courier-Journal on energy, environment and natural resources. No other newspaper in Kentucky has a full time environmental reporter. In December Jim finished up a series of stories on climate adaptation that predicts more heat and rain for Kentucky and Indiana and that our politicians need to take seriously our changing climate. Jim will discuss his findings about these changes. This will prove to be a very informative program. For his bio go to www.jbruggers.com.