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Kentucky Ornithological Society
Founded 1923

Members of the Kentucky Ornithological Society enjoy birds!
We seek to create and increase interest in birds in Kentucky, and support the conservation of birds and their habitats. We also promote avian research. Anyone interested in birds may join our Society! We encourage you to check out our website to learn more about us and, of course, more about the birds of Kentucky.

KOS members receive The Kentucky Warbler (the official publication of KOS). The Warbler is published quarterly and includes seasonal reports of bird observations throughout the state, original research articles, field notes, and news about KOS and its members. Members may also participate in a variety of activities, including annual spring & fall meetings, field trips, and Christmas Bird Counts. To join the fun, click here!

NEW!! The Virginia & Wendell Kingsolver Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 by the Kentucky Ornithological Society. Funds are available to send a young birder (ages 13 - 18) from Kentucky to an American Birding Association Summer Camp. For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit our Kingsolver Scholarship page!

What's going on with the 
birds and birders of Kentucky??

To find out, subscribe to BIRDKY,

check the KOS Photo Gallery 
on flickr to see birds recently sighted in Kentucky,

or contact KOS members!!

Want to know where to bird 
in Kentucky???

Click on the Eastern Screech-Owl 
for some ideas!

And, for a weather forecast, check out!

Check out the following for information about:

Meetings, Field Trips,
& Bird Counts

BIRDKY Postings

The Kentucky

Board Members,
Committees & Bylaws

KOS Kid's

Birding Records

Anne Stamm
Avian Education Fund

KOS Publications
& Merchandise

Burt L. 
Monroe, Jr.
Avian  Research
Grant Fund

Bird Reports &
Reporting Rare Birds
(Seasonal Report Form)

What You Can
Do for Birds,
and KOS

Bird, Audubon, 
& Sierra Clubs 
in Kentucky + Other
State Societies

Checklist of
Kentucky Birds

Bird Photos
by KOS Members

Places to Bird
in Kentucky

History of 

Useful Links for Birders:

Where do You
Want to go
Birding Today?
Bird Links
to the 
Avian Biology
Cornell Laboratory
of Ornithology
Introduction to
Mining Co. -
Resources on
Bird Center
Books About
Kentucky Birds
Attracting Birds to
Your Backyard
AOU Checklist
BirdLife International
Division of Migratory
Bird Management
Birding on 
the Net
All About Birds
Fat Birder

Want to Know More About Identifying Birds or About Bird Biology . . .

Click on the cranes!

Membership Application | Meetings & Field Trips | Kentucky Warbler | Reporting Bird Observations & Report Form
Checklist of KY Birds | Birding in KY | Monroe Fund | Bird Books | Attracting Birds to Your Yard | KOS Kid's Page
Birding Supplies | Identifying Birds | KOS Members On-line | KOS Officers | Bird Biology | KY Bird Clubs
BIRDKY | Recent BIRDKY Postings | KY Birding Records

KOS thanks the Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University
for donating space for this site.

This site is maintained by Gary Ritchison.
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