The Audubon Society of Kentucky is a nonprofit organization located in Lexington,
Ky. We support organizations and activities that share our desire to enlighten the
public about our ecosystem and the need to protect it. We also organize birding
field trips around the Bluegrass area. We invite anyone to participate in any of
our activities and field trips. You need not be a member of our society, nor need
to be an experience birder. A desire to get out of doors is all that is necessary.
All ages are welcome. Please come out with us.
Near the end of the nineteenth century outrage began to build against the wholesale
slaughter of birds in the United States. Organizations began to form to confront
the mindless killing. In 1896 several “fashionable ladies” of Boston encouraged the
formation of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Many states quickly followed this
lead. By 1899 there were 15 other state Audubon Societies. In 1910 the Kentucky Audubon
Society was formed in Lexington, Kentucky. The name was changed to the Audubon Society
of Kentucky in the 1920’s. An effort was made by all the societies to introduce the
public to the world of birds, as we continue to do today.