2015 Bluegrass Birding Festival
Wild Birds Unlimited and Lexington Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 2nd annual Bluegrass Birding Festival & Craft Fair May 9-10 at Jacobson Park.
Welcome to the 2nd 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 hopes 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.
This is a zero waste event.
In 1998 I zigzagged across the continent–traveling 130,000 miles while trying to hold down a full time job at a nuclear power plant–to try to see as many species of birds in one calendar year as possible. It was an incredible experience passing the 700-species mark—an achievement many birders aspire to in a lifetime. But there was competition. Two other birders, Sandy Komito and Al Levantin also did Big Years the same year as me and also broke the 700-mark. Our competitive quests are documented in the 2004 non fiction book, The Big Year, by Pulitzer Prize winning author Mark Obmascik. And unbelievably, Twentieth Century Fox made a full feature motion picture inspired by the book! It has A-list actors Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson and a really strong support cast. It was produced by Ben Stiller and directed by David Frankel (who also did Marley & Me and The Devil Wears Prada).
on display both days from 10am-2pm
FREE showing of RIO
at the Central Library Farish Theater
Friday May 8, 5:30pm