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Forest Birds of the Palisades with Ben Leffew & Michael Patton

May 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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Learn about the birds of the Kentucky River Palisades.

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

Bring: water

Optional: hiking poles, snack, camera

The meeting location will be emailed to all registered participants a few days before the program.


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8000 Elk Lick Falls Road
Lexington, KY 40515 United States


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