18915
Harrodsburg
Spring Birding in the Rich Bluegrass Country of Central Kentucky
Learn about a wealth of migrating and regional birds in beautiful Kentucky Bluegrass Country. Plus, hear Shaker music in an 1820 meeting house and enjoy a crafts demonstration.
Rating (4.67)
Program No. 18915RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
889
Getting There
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At a Glance

Raise the binoculars and ready your field guide for a birding gold rush in Central Kentucky’s Bluegrass Country. Join birding experts the first week of May to identify up to 100 species by sight and sound that pass through the nearly 3,000 acres of strikingly beautiful Kentucky countryside. In addition to neotropical migrants making their way farther north, learn about Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, Blue Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles and many others that make Central Kentucky their summer home, occupying woodlands, restored native prairie and all the spaces in between that make Shaker Village a truly unique birding destination. Learn about raptors and waterfowl, and stay alert for a night-time Owl Prowl!
Activity Level
Active
Walking 2-3 miles daily over uneven terrain.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn why Shaker Village is called the national model for its effort to bring back the Northern Bobwhite Quail.
  • Bird the stunning Kentucky River Palisades and experience raptors and herons.
  • Glean daily insight from three experienced birders eager to share their knowledge about identifying songbirds by sight and sound.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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Don Pelly
Don Pelly is a naturalist and educational program manager at Shaker Village. A high school biology teacher for many years, Don also served as adjunct professor at Asbury College. Don's extensive knowledge of Kentucky's natural wonders is supplemented by his commitment to restoring and preserving Shaker Village's natural resrouces.
Merin Roseman
Don Pelly
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