2016 Bluegrass Birding Festival

Welcome to the 3rd 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.

Wild Birds Unlimited and Lexington Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 3rd annual Bluegrass Birding Festival & Craft Fair May 14-15 at McConnell Springs.

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.Type your paragraph here.

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WE are now accepting Vendor applications! Click here for more information on how you can participate in this event.

Keynote Speaker

John Sill was born in the coastal plain of North Carolina in the small town of St. Pauls. He received a BS in wildlife biology from N.C. State University. John got his love of birds from his Aunt Della who had an abundant interest in all of creation. His father, a talented watercolor artist and an able naturalist, gave him instruction and encouraged him in his career.

John has worked as a freelance artist and illustrator since 1971. His art has been exhibited in highly acclaimed shows and appeared in a number of books and magazines. John was the illustrator for the Bird Identification Calendar published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society from its beginning in 1980 until 2007. He has given workshops on field sketching for the American Birding Association and other venues. While the subjects of most of John’s work have been birds (both real and imagined), his illustrations for his wife Cathryn’s much awarded “About” series of natural history books for children have expanded his art to include other wildlife.

This is a zero waste event.

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We've Moved! This year the Festival will be at McConnell Springs not Jacobson Park