Birds of Kentucky

Kentucky's diversity of terrain provides a range of habitat for a wide variety of birds.  Approximately 375 species of birds have been recorded in Kentucky.  Of these, about 150 species regularly breed in the state.


State Bird


Flicker aka Yellowhammer

The Kentucky state bird is the Cardinal






Regional Bird Guides


Birds of Kentucky Field Guide




Compact Guide to Kentucky Birds





Online Resources for Kentucky Bird Watchers


Common Birds of Kentucky
A nice printable pocket guide with info on Landscaping for wildlife.

Checklist of Kentucky Birds 
From the Kentucky Ornithological Society

Kentucky Ornithological Society

Birding and Wildlife Trails in Kentucky
Over 37 trails covering over 200 wildlife viewing and birdwatching areas in Kentucky.

Ohio Valley Birding Festival
Featuring birdwatching hikes in Western Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana