NOTE: Some events listed below have been rescheduled due to weather and other conflicts. Disregard last month's posted dates.
Jan. 31st (Sun.) 11:00am-4:00pm?: Protho Nest Box Build Nic & Angela's house, 1260 Keeneland Court, Lexington. Want to help assemble nest tubes for our Prothonotary Warbler project? We could use all the help we can get. Nothing complicated -- mostly glue/assembly and some fun with spray paint! Questions? Call 859-229-9421. Sodas provided, feel free to bring snacks; we may break for lunch at some point.
Jan. 31st (Sun.) 1:30-5:00pm: Movie: Cowspiracy (w/ Phoenix Institute) Central Public Library: Farish Theater 140 E. Main St. Lexington. Not directly about birds. Cowspiracy: a documentary discussing the beef industry's responsible for greenhouse gases, global warming, habitat loss, species extinction, topsoil erosion, and ocean dead zones. More info at LexPubLibrary.org.
Feb. 2nd (Tue.) All day: World Wetlands Day Celebrate wetlands and the many species that utilize them. worldwetlandsday.org
Feb. 6th (Sat..) 6:00am?: Bird Walk (w/ASK) Western Ky. Looking for ducks and gulls! If interested, e-mail ASK for details.
Feb. 6th (Sat.) 8:00am-1:00pm: Live Raptors at the Fayette County District Science Fair Tates Creek High School 1111 Centre Parkway, Lexington. Join us as we welcome Raptor Rehab and their education birds. Which birds will they bring this year? Drop by the CKAS table to see! Volunteers wanted to help staff the CKAS table: e-mail here.
Feb. 9th (Tue.) 1:30pm-3:00pm: Bluegrass Birding Festival Planning Meeting McConnell Spring 416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington. If you would like to help with the planning of the 3rd Annual Bluegrass Birding Festival, here's your chance. Bring your great ideas! Can's make the meeting but want to help? E-mail the planning committee.
Feb. 12th-15th (Fri.-Mon.) All day, each day: Great Backyard Bird Count Your backyard. An annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. More info on counting and to register your count at birdsource.org.
Feb. 13th (Sat.) 8:30am-11:30am+/-: Bird Walk (w/ASK) Lexington Cemetery 833 W. Main St., Lexington. Meet/park around the first right turn after coming in the gate. Do NOT park in the gatehouse spaces!
Feb. 13th (Sat.) 11:00am-12:30pm: 2nd Saturday Seminar (Program TBD) Wild Birds Unlimited 152 N. Locust Hill, Lexington KY. Always something fun and educational!
Feb. 20th (Sat.) 10:00am-11:30am: Jr. Naturalist - Invaders McConnell Spring 416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington. For Youth K-5th. Learn about plants and animals from other parts of the world that invade our parks and yards. Please call (859) 225-4073 to register.
Feb. 21st (Sun.) 1:00pm-4:00pm: Bird Walk (w/ASK) Lake Ellerslie: Reservoir #4 3725 Richmond Road (Coys Drive). Meet at the outer parking lot of Lakeside Golf Course. BE PROMPT! Gates for the fishing club will be locked once we gain access. We may finish the day with a stop at the causeway between Reservoirs #2 & #3.
Feb. 24th (Wed.) 7:00pm-9:00pm: Pollinator Protection Plan Public Forum Kentucky Department of Agriculture,109 Corporate Drive Complex, Frankfort. Join Tammy Horn, Kentucky State Apiarist, for the unveiling of statewide plans to reduce the loss of the Commonwealth's pollinators. Pollinator advocates encouraged to attend and comment.
Feb. 27th (Sat.) 10:00am: Movie: The Island President (w/ One World Film Festival) Kentucky Theater 214 E. Main St., Lexington KY. Free. Ok-- so this is not directly about birds either. The Island President covers Mohamed Nasheed's first year in office as President of the Maldives, an island nation whose very existence is threatened by rising sea levels caused by climate change. More info at Lexfilms.org.
Mar. 2th (Wed.) 7:00pm-8:30pm: CKAS General Meeting Location & topics TBD. We will likely head someplace for dinner after.
Mar. 4th (Fri.) 7:00pm-10:00pm: Woodcock Watch Raven Run Nature Sanctuary 3990 Raven Run Way, Lexington. An after-hours evening walk to look and listen for the peenting aerial display of the elusive American Woodcock. Please RSVP by calling (859) 272-6105.
Mar. 5th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:00pm: ASK Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington. Reservations required by February 16th.
Mar 9th (Wed.) 6:30pm-9:00pm: Movie: The Messenger Central Public Library's Farish Theater 140 East Main St., Lexington. Join CKAS and Bluegrass Earth for a free showing of The Messenger, a highly-acclaimed documentary which explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Movie starts at 7:00pm. Volunteers needed: e-mail CKAS to help.
Mar. 12th (Sat.) 11:00am-12:30pm: 2nd Saturday Seminar (Arts Showcase Weekend Special Edition!) Wild Birds Unlimited 152 N. Locust Hill, Lexington KY. Always something fun and educational! Keep your calendar free.
Mar. 19th (Sat.) 10:00am-11:30am: Jr. Naturalist - Birding McConnell Spring 416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington. For Youth K-5th. Learn the basics of birding. Limited number of binoculars available. Please call (859) 225-4073 to register.
Mar. 19th (Fri.) 7:30pm-9:30pm+: Earth Hour Woodcock Watch Raven Run Nature Sanctuary 3990 Raven Run Way, Lexington. Celebrate Earth Hour with an after-hours evening walk to look and listen for the peenting aerial display of the elusive American Woodcock. Please RSVP by calling (859) 272-6105.
Mar. 20th (Sun.) 8:00am-10:30pm: Bird Walk (w/ Kentucky Audubon Council) Rough River State Park 450 Lodge Road, Falls of the Rough. Come help us explore this seldom e-birded but beautiful and bird-rich area.
Mar. 20th (Sun.) 11:00am-1:30pm: Kentucky Audubon Council Spring Meeting Rough River State Park 450 Lodge Road, Falls of the Rough. Open to all Audubon members.
Mar. 30th (Wed.) 10:00am-12:00pm: Birds, Birds, Birds! Raven Run Nature Sanctuary 3990 Raven Run Way, Lexington. For Youth K-5th. Learn all about birds! Please RSVP by calling (859) 272-6105.