Bird rosebreasted grosbeakRose-breasted GrosbeakHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/23/14) – One in every five Americans watches birds, according to a recent report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For those just getting started with the hobby, the experience can vary from exciting to frustrating. In the beginning many new species are observed, yet some can be difficult to identify.

Get up close and personal with Kentucky's birds and bird-enthusiast extraordinaire LaFleur for Bird Walk & Program, Sunday, April 6 at Pennyrile Forest State Park, Dawson Springs, Ky.

Start the morning at 9:00-10:00 a.m. with LaFleur for a free guided bird walk along Clifty Creek. The walk features hands-on identification of resident and migrant birds in habitats like woodlands, shrubby areas, riparian areas, creek and lake. Beginners are welcome. Meet at the Lodge Lobby.

Then at 10:00-10:30 a.m. LaFleur will provide a free audiovisual program about common spring migrants. The program will help identify birds by sight and sound and will also review preferred habitats where each species is likely to be encountered. Meet at the Private Dining Room in the Lodge.

Suited for ages 10 and up. Bring binoculars and good walking shoes.

A new version of DVD author Joe LaFleur's “Better Birdwatching in the East” makes the learning process easier by focusing on 318 species that you can expect to find in the eastern U.S. (east of the Missouri River). LaFleur's Eastern Birds DVDs cost $30 and are available at the Lodge Gift Shop at Pennyrile Forest State Park.

For more information call (270) 797-3421 or (888) 414-2837.

Joseph A. LaFleur has degrees in Wildlife Biology and Communications. He is the author of Better Birdwatching, a series of DVDs about birds of North America and with birds to the music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Over the past 10 years he has produced a series of videos for all the states and provinces, including a $20 Kentucky version, ideal for beginners because it focuses on the top 150 Kentucky birds. LaFleur has been collecting video and sounds of birds for 22 years and currently lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.

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