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Birding in Kentucky

Select by County ➢ Clickable Map* ⇓ Alphabetical list of Kentucky Counties
Select from a List ➢ Alphabetical list of Kentucky Hotspots* ⇓
*Under development

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Kentucky Counties

Click on a county name in the alphabetical list of Kentucky counties below to find the eBird hotspots in the county. Enter all or part of the name of a hotspot in the search box on the left to search for a particular location.

Top Birding Locations in Kentucky

Updated 1/1/2018
  1. Sloughs WMA--Sauerheber Unit
  2. Peabody WMA--Sinclair Unit
  3. Minor E Clark Fish Hatchery
  4. Reelfoot NWR, Long Point Unit (KY)
  5. Fishing Creek Recreation Area
  6. Crappie Hollow (Blood River)
  7. Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area (KY)
  8. Pulaski County Park
  9. Jacobson Park
  10. Land Between the Lakes (KY)--Lyon Co.
  11. Land Between the Lakes (KY)--Trigg Co.
  12. Land Between the Lakes (KY)--Honker Lake & Bay
  13. Owsley Fork Reservoir
  14. Caperton Swamp
  15. McElroy Lake, transient (restricted access, view from gravel field entrance)
  16. Melco Flood Retention Basin (restricted access)
  17. Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest (Bullitt Co.)
  18. Sloughs WMA--Sauerheber Unit--Woods Tract (190 Acres)
  19. Ballard WMA
  20. Jonathan Creek Embayment
Allen
Anderson
Ballard
Barren
Bath
Bell
Boone
Bourbon
Boyd
Boyle
Bracken
Breathitt
Breckinridge
Bullitt
Butler
Caldwell
Calloway
Campbell
Carlisle
Carroll
Carter
Casey
Christian
Clark
Clay
Clinton
Crittenden
Cumberland
Daviess
Edmonson
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Elliott
Estill
Fayette
Fleming
Floyd
Franklin
Fulton
Gallatin
Garrard
Grant
Graves
Grayson
Green
Greenup
Hancock
Hardin
Harlan
Harrison
Hart
Henderson
Henry
Hickman
Hopkins
Jackson

Jefferson

Jessamine
Johnson
Kenton
Knott
Knox
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Larue
Laurel
Lawrence
Lee
Leslie
Letcher
Lewis
Lincoln
Livingston
Logan
Lyon
McCracken
McCreary
McLean
Madison
Magoffin
Marion
Marshall
Martin
Mason
Meade
Menifee
Mercer
Metcalfe
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Muhlenberg
Nelson
Nicholas
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Ohio
Oldham
Owen
Owsley
Pendleton
Perry
Pike
Powell
Pulaski
Robertson
Rockcastle
Rowan
Russell
Scott
Shelby
Simpson
Spencer
Taylor
Todd
Trigg
Trimble
Union
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Webster
Whitley
Wolfe
Woodford
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eBird Rare Bird Alert for Kentucky
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Resources

Books on Birding in Kentucky -- link to be developed
Birds of North America
Alpha Codes (4-letter)
Code of Birding Ethics

Websites about Birding in Kentucky

Birding Locations in Kentucky (Kentucky Ornithological Society)
Checklist of Kentucky Birds (Kentucky Ornithological Society
Birding in Kentucky (Kentucky Department of Parks)
Birding in Kentucky (National Audubon Society)
Wildlife Trails in Kentucky

Organizations and Bird Clubs

Kentucky Bird Records Committee
Beckham Bird Club
Central Kentucky Audubon Society
Daviess Audubon Society
Eastern Kentucky Bird Club
Frankfort Audubon Society
Louisville Audubon Society
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This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in Kentucky.
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