Kentucky Ornithological Society

Birding Locations of Note

The links on this page take you to information about specific, popular birding locations in Kentucky. You can link to short written summaries and marked-up maps below.

Henderson Area

The area around Henderson Kentucky offers many wonderful birding opportunities. It is primarily lowlands with river-flooded sloughs, swamps, hardwood forest and wood lots amidst agricultural fields.

Lexington Area

Birding in this area is influenced by rolling hills and historic grasslands, the large reservoirs and wooded sites.

Louisville Area

Proximity to the Ohio River, the Knobs geology and the extensive city parks all provide a great variety of bird species and many good viewing spots.

Other Kentucky Birding Locations

These locations are spread out across the state, from the Eastern Kentucky mountains to the flatlands in Western Kentucky, and include a National Park and a National Recreation Area.