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.

Wood Thrush

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.

2014 Birdathon Results

The Bell team found 122 species for Birdathon! If you made a pledge, be sure to send in your check.

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, July 8.

Tavia Cathcart Brown, executive Director of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, KY, will present the program at the July meeting of Beckham Bird Cub. Her program is titled Beyond the Feeder: Gardening to Attract Birds. Vibrant flowers and singing birds belong together in a home garden. Tavia will recommend tried and true plants and methods to create your own gardening and birding paradise. She will share flower stories and folklore along the way, and present a few interesting plants that rely on birds in order to reproduce. Her presentation is being co-hosted by the Louisville Audubon Society.