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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.
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.
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
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
I live right outside Mammoth Cave National Park in central Kentucky, one of the best places for spring and fall passerine migration in the state.
Nesting birds in include common yellowthroat, ovenbird, Louisiana waterthrush, Kentucky, black & white, cerulean, yellow-throated, worm-eating, hooded, prothonotary, and prairie warblers; both tanagers, y-b cuckoo, four vireos, and wood thrushes. Check eBird for the full list.
I am available for local birding with some advance notice.
Mammoth Cave National Park
common yellowthroat, ovenbird, Louisiana waterthrush, Kentucky, black & white, cerulean, yellow-throated, worm-eating, hooded, prothonotary, and prairie warblers; both tanagers, y-b cuckoo, four vireos, and wood thrushes.
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, hiking, butterflies, fishing, sport fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, portage, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean, architecture, shop, antique, swap
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino
I am retired studying law. Single with 3 shith zus.
South Williamson, Kentucky
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.
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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