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Find Places to Birdwatch Near You
Birds are everywhere. You may have a birdwatching “hotspot” in your neighborhood. Here’s a place to start your search.
- Go on a field trip with your local bird experts. Use your ZIP code to find your local chapter of the Audubon Society. They’re likely to offer classes, too.
- Birding Trails have been selected by local bird experts as great places to go birdwatching. A trail is usually a loop of easily drivable destinations. Many states have birding trails of varying lengths. Audubon Magazine offers summaries of several birding trails in the western, southern, midwestern, and eastern United States.
- Find a national wildlife refuge or national park near you.
- eBird.org is a web resource from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where birdwatchers can submit their observations. Visit , input your state, and either select your county or sort through a list of hotspots that are frequently visited by birdwatchers. You will then be able to view a chart of the bird species that have been reported there, by month.
- The staff at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers their picks for great places to go birdwatching.