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.

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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.

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

Registration is now closed

Keynote Speaker

Greg Miller

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).

From gregmillerbirding.com

Greg will be speaking on Saturday at 5:00pm at Jacobson Park

There will be a FREE showing of The Big Year at the Central Library Farish Theater Saturday May 9, at 7:00pm

Live Birds of Prey

on display both days from 11am-3pm

w/ Critters in the Classroom from BIOSE.org

Check Back Soon for More Details

Opening Event

FREE showing of RIO

at the Central Library Farish Theater

Friday May 8,  5:30pm