Over 350 species of birds have been documented in Kentucky. Of these, approximately 150 species breed in the state, with the remainder being winter residents or transients that just pass through the state during migration. Kentucky sits within four bird conservation regions. Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) are ecologically distinct regions in North America with similar bird communities, habitats, and resource management issues.

Links to Joint Ventures that include Kentucky:

Links to National Conservation Plans:

Kentucky Birding Information and Helpful Weblinks:

National Birding Information and Helpful Weblinks:

KCC Papers and Handouts