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Shop from over a dozen unique Arts, Crafts, and Specialty booths! Learn from Non-profit organizations, and see live birds of prey.

Nate Swick is the editor of The American Birding Association (ABA) blog as well as the popular host of the ABA's American Birding Podcast. He is a frequent contributor to a wide variety of birding magazines, as well as author of two books – The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas and The Beginner's Guide to Birding.. He is chair of the North Carolina Bird Records Committee and leads birding excursions all over the world for ABA events. Nate has been a birder for more than 20 years and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife and two small children. 

Celebrate Spring, Celebrate Birds

Welcome to the 6th annual Bluegrass Birding Festival! We are looking forward to a fun-filled weekend of birding. Central Kentucky has great opportunities for birding with over 350 documented species. Entrance to the festival will be FREE and open to the public. Our goals for this festival are to expose as many as possible to the hobby of bird watching and to educate on topics of wildlife and conservation.

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Directions to McConnell Springs
416 Rebmann Lane
Lexington, KY 40504
McConnell Springs is located off Old Frankfort Pike, between Forbes Road and New Circle Road. Look for McConnell Springs Drive into Cahill industrial park across from the Fire Training Center and follow the signs back to the park.

Via Main Street (downtown Lexington):

North on Main Street
Left on Forbes Road
Right onto Old Frankfort Pike
Take the first Left onto McConnell Springs Road and follow the signs.

Via New Circle Road:

New Circle to Old Frankfort Pike (1681) –exit #6, head towards Lexington (south)
Go 0.7 miles and turn right onto McConnell Springs Road and follow the signs.