Department of Parks
Ohio Valley Birding Festival at John James Audubon State Park
HENDERSON, Ky. – Anyone interested in wildlife and birds will want to attend the Ohio Valley Birding Festival, April 21-22 and 25-29. John James Audubon State Park in Henderson is one of the sponsors and hosts of this annual event.
The festival will feature seminars, workshops, hikes and crafts for all ages and all levels of interest on birds, birding and bird habitats. Events are for beginners and experienced birders. This festival is presented by John James Audubon State Park, the Evansville Audubon Society, Evansville Wild Birds Unlimited, and the Wesselman Nature Society.
Many of the events will be held at the park named after the famous wildlife artist. Trips will be in western Kentucky and southwestern Indiana. For more information about the festival, visit http://www.ohiovalleybirdingfestival.org/
John James Audubon State Park is the site where Audubon studied and painted birds from 1810-1819. The park is equipped with cottages and a campground, and offers many recreational opportunities, including a nine-hole golf course, 6 miles of hiking trails, fishing and more. It also has a museum and nature center that interprets Audubon’s life through a collection of his paintings and memorabilia. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call 1-270-826-2247.
The park is located on US 41 in the northern outskirts of Henderson, half a mile south of the US 41 bridge over the Ohio River.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov