Great Places to Bird Watch

 

Here is a list of compiled birding trails to help you find great areas for bird watching locally or when you are on vacation. Maybe there is a birding event near you at home or while you are on vacation.  Click here to see our calendar of bird watching events.   There's something for everyone!

Why not also join a bird watching club to share your interest!  Click here if you are interested in finding local clubs for bird watching!

International Lists -

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2008/oct/07/wildlife.conservation

http://www.eguidetravel.com/articles/top-10-best-birdwatching-places-in-the-world/

National Lists -

http://aba.org/resources/birdingtrails.html

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/wildbird/

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-birdwatching/

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-birdwatching

http://www.americanforests.org/our-programs/american-forests-publications/forest-files/forest-files-april-2012/birding-in-the-u-s/

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By State:

Alabama -

http://alabamabirdingtrails.com/sites/birmingham-botanical-gardens/

http://www.outdooralabama.com/sites/default/files/outdoor-alabama/BestAlaBirding.pdf

Alaska -

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=birdviewing.hotspots

http://www.anchorageaudubon.org/content/view/28/43/

Arizona -

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/usarizona.htm

http://southernarizonaguide.com/baja-arizonas-best-birding-areas/

http://www.tucsonaudubon.org/what-we-do/visit/planning/locations.html

Arkansas -

http://ar.audubon.org/iba-site-descriptions

http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/things-to-do/wildlife/birding.aspx

http://www.nwarkaudubon.org/id17.html

http://wp.ascabird.org/?page_id=60

http://www.arkansas.com/things-to-do/outdoors/birding-watchable-wildlife/birding

California -

http://www.audubon.org/news/9-great-california-coastal-birding-sites

http://redwoods.info/showrecord.asp?id=2693

http://seaandsageaudubon.org/BirdInfo/birdinfoparksoc.htm

Colorado -

http://coloradobirdingtrail.com/

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/uscolorado.htm

http://www.boulderaudubon.org/birding_destinations.htm

Connecticut -

http://www.ctbirding.org/where.htm

http://www.ctaudubon.org/sanctuaries/#sthash.s4J9SCuW.dpbs

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/top-lists/guide-to-ct-bird-watching/

Delaware -

http://delawarebirdingtrail.org/regions.html

http://delawareaudubon.org/birding/birdareas.html

http://www.dosbirds.org/bird_in_delaware

Florida -

http://floridabirdingtrail.com/

http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/articles/2013/insider--outdoors---nature/top-birding-spots-mims.html

http://www.visitjacksonville.com/things-to-do/outdoors/birding/

Georgia -

https://www.atlantaaudubon.org/top-birding-sites

http://georgiawildlife.com/ColonialCoastBirdingTrail

Hawaii -

http://www.hawaiiaudubon.org/#!birding-in-hawaii/cx8p

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/ushawaii.htm

http://www.hawaii-forest.com/index.php/tours/hakalau_forest_national_wildlife_refuge

Idaho -

http://www.visitidaho.org/birdwatching/

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/pub.aspx?id=regions

Illinois -

http://www.lakecookaudubon.org/Lake_County_Bird_Watching_.html

http://www.illinoisriverroad.org/birding.cfm

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/usillinois.htm

http://www.trails.com/stateactivity.aspx?area=14758

Indiana -

http://www.indianaaudubon.org/Birds/DetailedBirdingLocations/tabid/68/Default.aspx

http://www.southshorecva.com/things-to-do/outdoors/bird-watching/

Iowa -

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/usiowa.htm

http://www.iowadnr.gov/Destinations/WatchableWildlife/BirdingTrails.aspx

Kansas -

http://www.travelks.com/things-to-do/nature/bird-watching/

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/uskansas.htm

http://www.naturalkansas.org/birding.htm#TRAILS

Kentucky -

http://audubonsocietyofky.org/page9.html

http://biology.eku.edu/kos/birdingky.html

Louisianna -

http://www.louisianatravel.com/louisiana-birding-trails

http://www.visitlakecharles.org/outdoors/birding/?gclid=COq3qLOqnsoCFQqpaQodVZINSA

http://www.jjaudubon.net/birdguide

http://www.braudubon.org/where-to-bird.php

Maine -

http://www.mainebirdingtrail.com/

http://maineaudubon.org/birding/

http://www.visitmaine.com/things-to-do/outdoor-activities/wildlife-watching/bird-watching/

Maryland -

http://www.mdbirds.org/sites/mdbirding.html

http://visitmaryland.org/Pages/Birding.aspx

Massachusetts -

http://www.everytrail.com/browse.php?activity_id=39&country=United+States&state=Massachusetts

http://users.wpi.edu/~rsquimby/birds/places.html

Michigan -

http://www.michiganaudubon.org/go-birding/birding-trails/

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/usmichigan.htm

http://www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org/birding.html#hotspot

http://wpbo.org/field-trips

http://sleepingbearbirdingtrail.org/birding-si…/shalda-creek

Minnesota -

http://mn.audubon.org/minnesota-important-bird-areas

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/usminnesota.htm

http://mspmag.com/Out-And-About/Articles/Features/Best-Birding-Spots-in-Minnesota/

http://www.mnbirdtrail.com/

Mississippi -

http://mscoastbirdingtrail.audubon.org/trails.html

http://www.greatriverroad.com/nature/birdsites.htm

Missouri -

http://www.missouribirdwatching.com/birding-locations-missouri/index.htm

http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/outdoor-recreation/birding/best-missouri-birding-areas

http://www.greaterozarksaudubon.org/locations.html

Montanna -

http://mtaudubon.org/birdwatching/birdingmt.html

http://fwp.mt.gov/mtoutdoors/HTML/articles/2008/10birdingspots.htm

http://glaciermt.com/birding.php

Nebraska -

http://www.nebraskabirdingtrails.com/traillist.asp

http://audubon-omaha.org/places.htm

Nevada -

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/usnevada.htm

http://www.nevadaaudubon.org/areabirdguide.html#areas

http://www.birdandhike.com/Bird/_Bird_index.htm

New Hampshire -

http://www.visitnh.gov/uploads/itineraries/birdWatching-tour-8-11.pdf

http://www.gorp.com/gorp/publishers/falcon/wld_sonh.htm

New Jersey -

http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionBirdingSites/GreatBirdingLocations.aspx

http://www.njwildlifetrails.org/

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/getinvolved/map/

New Mexico -

http://www.newmexico.org/birding/

http://nm.audubon.org/birding-trails-new-mexico

http://silvercitytourism.org/explore/birding-in-the-gila-national-forest/

New York -

http://nybirds.org/ResourceNYBirdingSites.htm

http://www.nycaudubon.org/go-birding

http://www.traillink.com/stateactivity/ny-birding-trails.aspx

North Carolina -

http://ncbirdingtrail.org/

https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/birdingnc/

http://www.romanticasheville.com/birds.htm

North Dakota -

http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/nature/birding.html

http://www.pipestemcreek.com/birding/default.asp?ID=291

Ohio -

http://www.ohiobirds.org/site/library/sites/county.php

http://www.discoveringohio.com/2013/04/birding-in-ohio.html

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+Ohio

Oklahoma -

http://www.travelok.com/article_page/oklahoma-bird-watching

http://www.tulsaaudubon.org/birding-guide.htm

http://okc-audubon.org/lake-hefner/

Oregon -

http://audubonportland.org/local-birding/destinations/hotspots

http://www.oregonbirdingtrails.org/

http://oregoncoastbirding.com/

http://www.willamettebirding.org/wvtrailguide.htm

Pennsylvania -

http://www.everytrail.com/browse.php?activity_id=39&country=united+states&state=pennsylvania

http://www.discoverlancaster.com/activities/birding-in-lancaster.asp

http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/index.php/things-to-do/birdwatching/

http://www.visitcumberlandvalley.com/findyourpassion/exploreoutdoor/bird-watching-hotspots/

Rhode Island -

http://www.visitrhodeisland.com/what-to-do/nature-trails/bird-watchers-nature-trail/

http://www.traillink.com/stateactivity/ri-birding-trails.aspx

South Carolina -

http://www.traillink.com/stateactivity/sc-birding-trails.aspx

http://alltrails.com/search?a[]=birding&ref=header

South Dakota -

http://southeastsouthdakota.com/outdoor-adventure/bird-watching/

http://www.travelsd.com/Outdoors/Birding

http://www.homepages.dsu.edu/palmerj/sdou/hotspots.html

Tennessee -

http://www.tnbirds.org/birding_tn.htm

http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/birds.cfm

http://www.knoxvilletennessee.com/nature-birding.html

Texas -

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/parks/things-to-do/birding-in-state-parks

http://visitcorpuschristitx.org/Birding/birding_trails.cfm

Utah -

http://www.utahbirds.org/counties/SiteIndex.htm

http://www.utahbirds.org/counties/MerrillsTop20.htm

http://www.wasatchaudubon.org/map_birding_trails.htm

Vermont -

http://rutlandcountyaudubon.org/hotspots/

http://www.traillink.com/stateactivity/vt-birding-trails.aspx

Virginia -

http://www.virginia.org/birdingandwildlifetrail/

http://www.audubonva.org/index.php/environmental-education/field-trips

http://www.visitchesapeake.com/things-to-do/birding/

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/vbwt/

Washington -

http://wa.audubon.org/great-washington-state-birding-trail

http://wos.org/locations.html

West Virginia -

http://www.wvdnr.gov/Wildlife/Viewing.shtm

http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/uswestvirginia.htm

Wisconsin -

http://www.minocqua.org/northern-wisconsin-birdwatching.html

http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/trail/maps.htm

http://www.travelwisconsin.com/article/things-to-do/top-5-birding-trails-in-wisconsin

Wyoming -

http://www.traillink.com/stateactivity/wy-birding-trails.aspx

http://www.mybirdmaps.com/topo-maps/US-birding-locations/Wyoming/Wyoming-Trails/

http://gillettewy.com/best-bird-watching-around-gillette-wyoming/

http://rockies.audubon.org/birding-rockies

 

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