Nancy Grant studies much more than birds. As a field naturalist, she’s been investigating the plant and animal communities at her home farm near Louisville, Kentucky, for more than two decades, identifying more than 600 living organisms at the species level. Her field notebooks and nature journals include hundreds of photographs and drawings of individual specimens observed throughout each season of the year. Nancy also travels extensively throughout the Ohio River Valley and the eastern United States to explore the habitats birds use during migration and their breeding seasons.

Nancy Grant’s newest book, Binge Birding: Twenty Days with Binoculars,  is now available at As you read, you’ll be right on the scene finding birds with me, and learning about their lives and the habitats they choose. In this well-paced travelogue, you’ll pick up fresh ideas for your own birdwatching fun anywhere, anytime.

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Do you need a leader for an outdoor nature ramble or a speaker for an indoor event? Nancy Grant, “The Friendly Birder,” currently offers these three programs:

On the feathered trail — Birding the friendly way

Field notes your way — Lists and photos and posts, oh, my!

Shhh! The secret worlds of nature in the Ohio River Valley

Scroll down for details, or call Nancy at (502) 641-9614 

Nancy enjoys leading outdoor nature rambles in any season, in any habitat.  

Nancy is now booking the following presentations for 2019 and 2020, and welcomes inquiries.

Please call Nancy Grant at 502 641-9614 to reserve your date now.

On the feathered trail. Birding the friendly way

In today’s high tech world, beginning birders can jump right in to a vast pool of information on their cell phones. Photos, songs, digital maps–it’s all great. But where’s the human connection?

This informal talk offers practical ideas for more enjoyable experiences online and in the field. Nancy’s talk, suitable for outdoor or indoor gatherings, is designed to welcome newcomers to the global birding community and help them make local connections.

This friendly presentation keeps things fun and exciting, and includes plenty of time for questions and answers. Let’s go birding together!

Field notes your way. Lists and photos and posts–oh, my!

You don’t have to be a computer geek to keep track of your treasured birding memories and outdoor discoveries–all you need is a plan and some simple guidelines.

In this fun and practical talk, Nancy Grant shares easy tips and tricks to help you organize your photos, life lists, and all the other quirky little bits and pieces of information you’ve been accumulating. She shows you how to gather it all together in ways that make sense for your personal goals.

This presentation is designed as a break-out session during birding festivals, and fits into a 50-minute time slot with time for questions and answers.

Shhh! The secret worlds of nature in the Ohio River Valley. Do you know how many different kinds of habitats exist within fifty miles of downtown Louisville?

This insider’s guide to the astonishing variety of birds and butterflies and beetles that live in the Ohio River Valley will surprise you. You’ll enjoy an overview of the differences among the plant communities in local forests, swamps, fields, and marshes—and take a peek at some of the animals who live there during each season of the year.

This program is designed as an indoor presentation for groups of all ages, and includes a slide show with photos by Nancy Grant.

*All Photos by Nancy Grant unless otherwise credited.