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Forest Birds of the Palisades with Ben Leffew & Michael Patton
May 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Kentucky birders Ben Leffew (Shaker Village) and Michael Patton (KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources) will lead this hike featuring the diversity of birds that use the forests of the Kentucky River Palisades. Ben and Michael will teach participants to identify birds by sight, sound, behavior, and habitat. This program takes place during peak migration and will prepare participants who may be interested in Global Big Day and other community science birding programs.
Hike Leaders: Ben Leffew, Preserve Manager at Shaker Village; Michael Patton, Avian Biologist at Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
For this program, we are partnering with Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill to highlight birds of the Kentucky River Palisades region. Join us directly after this hike for an afternoon program at Shaker Village that will feature Grassland Birds of the Kentucky River Palisades. Registration for the afternoon hike must go through Shaker Village (link coming soon)
**All minors participating this program must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Hike distance and difficulty: 1.5 miles; rated moderately difficult, due to steep and uneven terrain; there may also be some slick spots near the creek
Optional: hiking poles, snack, camera
The meeting location will be emailed to all registered participants a few days before the program.
Weather Policy: For the safety and enjoyment of our visitors, all programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, including rain, wind, and severe weather warnings and advisories.