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  S Kistler Munfordville Anytime English
  We are retired teachers and avid birders, happy to show anyone our best local spots and birds. Area:
Very rural, with good farmland and hilly country. We are very close to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Best local birding hotspot is Mammoth Cave National Park. It is great for migrating passerines, as well as a dozen species of breeding wood warblers.

Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown, KY; Barren River Lake State Resort Park.

Area Birds:
Interesting birds in our area: resident Cerulean, Kentucky, Worm-eating, Blue-winged, and Hooded Warblers. Two tanagers, two orioles, five vireos, Yellow-billed cuckoos; many waterfowl, passerines, and shorebirds during migration.
Nature: birdwatching, plant photography, hiking, butterflies.

J Swanson Lexington Anytime English
I recently retired and have more time for birding than while I worked and, therefore do more of it. The central Kentucky area is home to some 200 - 300 species of birds seasonaly. Within a 2 hour drive of my home are many public and open private parcels of land from the 300,000 acre Daniel Boone National Forest to 5 acre local parks.
M Tower Lexington Anytime English
In season, local breeding specialties include Prothonotary, Prairie, Swainson's, Kentucky, and Cerulean warblers with Henslow and Grasshopper sparrows among others and should not be difficult to locate. Great variety exists during migration as well.

N Grant Louisville,KY; southern Indiana, Cincinnati.OH, Kentucky anytime--my schedule is very flexible. English
When I'm out birding (by sight and by ear) I notice everything--butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, frogs, snakes, mammals, trees, wildflowers.

I enjoy finding the differences between habitats, and how the plants and animals interact in each season of the year.

As a field naturalist I will help you enjoy your day and make new discoveries. We'll have fun exploring!
Parklands of Floyd's Fork, Bernheim Forest, Falls of the Ohio River, and more

Area Birds:
Typical Eastern US woodland birds, including passerines, hawks, raptors, others
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, frogs and toads, dragonflies, wildflowers, beach,
Travel: stroll, walking, moderate hiking, car (SUV), tent camping
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, historical monument or site, arboretum, architecture appreciation,
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music,
Participate: dance (contra dancing and square dancing), listen to classical, swing, jazz, drink wine, Bourbon,
Play: billiards, lawn games

J Baker Louisville Anytime English
I Horn Midway Anytime English

M Tumblin Mt. Washington Anytime English
I am retired studying law. Single with 3 shith zus.

J Carr South Williamson, Kentucky Anytime English
My husband and I own 70+ wooded mountainous terrain and flowing creeks. When we go hiking in our mountain , we often see grouse, barred owls, many warblers, , etc. However, we see most of the birds within our yard: 127 species!

No one can go birding with us without being introduced to wildflowers, butterflies, insects, trees, fungi, etc. In other words, all things natural.

I am an artist and was a full professor of art prior to retirement and I have an art studio now.

I live in the far eastern tip of Kentucky. We keep bees, grow a lot of food in the summer, and love watching the birds from our second floor sunroom.

Area Birds:
grouse, barred owls, warblers
Nature: birdwatching, , photography, butterflies, beach,
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, car, long walk, museum, restaurant, vineyard, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, competition, party, country, classical, swing, wine, social games

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kentucky
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Kentucky Ornithological Society Club
Beckham Bird Club Club
Buckley Hills Audubon Society Club
Daviess County Audubon Society Club
Frankfort Audubon Society Club
Henderson Audubon Society Club
Jackson Purchase Audubon Society Club
Little River Audubon Society Club
Louisville Audubon Society Club
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