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Celebrate Spring, Celebrate Birds

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.

Welcome to the 5th 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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Vendors & Exhibits

Mike Matthews started his passion for photography over 40 years ago and has been shooting professionally for the last 15 years. His images have been published in numerous magazines such as Birds and Bloom, Kentucky Home and Garden, and Florida Game and Fish to name a few. Mike has won numerous awards for his bird photography, and leads annual birding workshops throughout Florida, and also here in Kentucky. Mike has been a regular featured speaker and workshop leader at the St Augustine Birding and Photo Fest, the Space Coast Birding Festival, and has been a regular speaker for camera clubs throughout the state of Florida and southeastern United States.