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First ever Adair Co. Bird Watchers
Saturday Bird Walk is March 27, 2010

Area at Corbin's Bend has been reconnoitered, and is a prime spot to see a wide variety of birds in a wide range of habitats.

By Wendy Butler Burt
News from the Adair County Bird Watchers Society

The Adair County Bird Watchers (ACBW) will host a Saturday Bird Walk, starting at 7amCT, March 27, 2010, in the Corbin's Bend area of Green River Lake in Adair County, KY. The walk will start promptly at 7amCT, and we will return to our cars at approximately 8:30am-9amCT. The walk is open to all who are sincerely interested in ornithology, whether members now or not.

Thanks to ACBW members Terry Partin and Nancy Cozby, as well as Kentucky Fish & Wildlife's Brian Gray, we have identified a great location for the first-ever Adair County Bird Watchers bird walk. We will be looking for resident and migrating birds on public land at Green River Lake.

Pileated woodpecker and Redbellied woodpecker
Photo by David Upchurch

I went on a reconnaissance mission this morning and it looks like a good place for us to see birds as we have a choice of several habitats to explore - fields, forested wetlands, lakeside, and mixed coniferous/deciduous woods.

Just on my drive onto the property this morning, I saw a brown thrasher, an Eastern towee, field and chipping sparrows, and lots of signs of recent woodpecker activity.

Here's what you should bring for the Saturday Bird Walk:
  • Binoculars
  • A field guide to the birds
  • Comfortable shoes that can get muddy or wet
  • Some water and, Most of all, your curiosity and enthusiasm
You may also want to put on tick repellant as there are reports of early "attachments."

(The street number of the Bird Blind in Corbin's Bottom, is 3363 Corbin's Bend RD, but internet maps on March 24, 2010, are incorrect. Directions below useful until internet maps updated -CM;):
  • KY 55/Campbellsville RD to KY 551/Knifley RD
  • KY 551 to Holmes Bend RD
  • Holmes Bend RD to Corbin's Bend RD - turn left on Corbin's Bend RD. (The sign for Corbin's Bend RD is missing, so - Corbin's Bend RD is immediately after C&D Storage. Another landmark is the sign for Jericho Landing which is immediately across Holmes Bend RD from Corbin's Bend RD)
  • Travel on Corbin's Bend Rd. for about 2 miles until it turns into a gravel road
  • t the first Y intersection, take a sharp right (Rd to left is Corbin's Bend Trail; the road is still Corbin's Bend RD. the road is a bit rough, but you will not need a 4-wheel drive vehicle - you'll just need to drive slowly)
  • Travel on the gravel road (through fields, woods, etc.) until you come to an open field where you see the lake directly in front of you
  • Park your car on the side of the road
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, bright and early! Please do not hesitate to call me if you have questions. Wendy Butler Burt. (270) 378-3197.

This story was posted on 2010-03-23 20:19:04
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