Snow geese take over the sky in flight.
Snow Geese Migratory snow geese visit the Pacific Northwest during winter.. © Michael McAuliffe

Stories in Kentucky

Kentucky's Winter Birds

With leaves gone from trees, winter can be an ideal time to see interesting birds visiting TNC's nature preserves in Kentucky.

No matter what the season, there are always interesting birds to see at The Nature Conservancy's Kentucky nature preserves. In fact, birds move through Kentucky all year long. Some change habitats within state borders; others stop by during spring and fall as part of long journeys between breeding grounds and warmer climates.

In winter, birdwatchers have a chance to catch a glimpse of woodpeckers, geese, ducks, loons, hawks and other species that become more visible after trees lose their leaves. These are just a few of many you might see during a winter visit to one of The Nature Conservancy's Kentucky nature preserves or state Wildlife Management Areas.

Here are a few favorites you might see during winter at one of our Kentucky nature preserves or state Wildlife Management Areas--places where we are working with partners to protect and manage habitats for avian visitors. We invite you to support this work. Also feel welcome to share your bird sightings on our Facebook page. See you outside!

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