Department of Parks
Birding Walk and Program Set For Oct. 8 at Rough River
FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – Rough River Dam State Resort Park will host a guided birding walk and program on Oct. 8.
The walk will be from 9-10 a.m. (Central time) and the program will be 10-10:30 a.m. in the Terrace Room at the park lodge.
Join DVD author Joe LaFleur for a free guided bird walk and program. The walk will feature hands-on identification of birds in a variety of habitats, and beginners are welcome (meet at lodge lobby). A free audiovisual program about common migrant birds will follow the walk in the Terrace Room. The program will help participants identify birds by sight and sound and will also review habitats and the best ways for participants to attract each species to their yards.
LaFleur holds degrees in wildlife biology and communications and is the author of “Better Birdwatching,” a series of DVDs about birds of North America. He has been collecting video and sounds of birds for 20 years and lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia.
For more information about this unique birding opportunity, contact the park at 270-257-2311 or 1-800-325-1713.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Grayson’s Landing Restaurant, fishing, boating, mini-golf and a gift shop. For more information about Rough River and other state parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov
Rough River is on KY 79 near Leitchfield. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit on KY 79 north from Caneyville or exit on KY 259 N at Leitchfield and travel to the park via KY 54 from Leitchfield. Driving south, take KY 79 south from Hardinsburg and U.S. 60.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov