Birding Hotspots

Any birder will tell you that there’s fun to be had spotting birds outside your yard. Whether you’re traveling to a nearby park or a faraway destination – we’re sharing our favorite birding hot spots and birding locations.

The Best Botanical Gardens for Bird-Watching

Love to look at birds and plants? Grab your binoculars and head to these bird-friendly botanical gardens around the country.

Prairie Birds: The Stunning Species of the Grasslands

Discover why prairie birds are the hidden gems of the grasslands, as well as some of the best birding locations...


Discover the Desert Birds of the Southwest

You'll be amazed by the ways these desert birds survive and thrive in dry country. Learn about the unique bird...


Great Lakes Birding Hotspots in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana

Want to see birds in Michigan, Ohio or Indiana? Make a trip to any of these birding hotspots along the...


Discover the Amazing Lower Rio Grande Valley Birds

These four hotspots for lower Rio Grande Valley birds offer birdwatchers plenty of chances to see rare and unique species.

Beach Birds: Coastal Fliers and Beach Birding Locations

Put your toes in the sand at these beach birding locations and grab some binoculars—you’ll want to check out these...


6 Bird Migration Patterns That Have Changed

From rufous hummingbirds to Canada geese, discover some of the ways bird migration patterns are shifting for certain bird species.

Birding Hotspots for Spring Sandhill Crane Migration

Birds gather by the thousands during sandhill crane migration. Here are some of the best hotspots where you can find...


Go Birding and Connect With Nature on Little St. Simons Island

From combing the beach for shells to birding, learn all the ways you can enjoy the natural sights on Georgia's...


The Top Warbler Hotspots to Visit in Spring

One of the best parts of spring for birders is observing colorful migrating warblers. Plan a trip to the best...


Go Birdwatching in Different Bird Habitats

Understanding specific habitats can help you identify the birds that live there. Spot more species by exploring more types of...

Top Birding Trips to Escape the Winter Months

Many birders that live in the northern states look for any excuse to escape the cold. Head to these hotspots...


Birding Hotspots for Incredible Winter Birds

These birding hotspots might be cold but you'll forget all about it when you see these incredible birds.


Meet the Boreal Birds of the Northwoods

An astonishing number of species spend their days in the harsh habitat of the Northwoods. Learn to identify these boreal...


See the Best Birding Sites From Your Car

Don’t try birding while driving—but you can always experience one of these popular birding sites from the comfort of the...


4 Essential Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park

Explore nature and discover four things to do at Joshua Tree National Park. Get the most out of your visit...

Explore Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

This birding hotspot in Florida is well-known for wading birds. Discover three ways to experience Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.


The Ultimate Bucket List for Hummingbird Lovers

These 10 activities, some silly and some seriously cool, are ideas that every hummingbird enthusiast should experience.


Take an Amazing Road Trip Through Maine in Fall

A couple's bucket list road trip reveals the best of Maine in fall. Don't miss lighthouses, a covered bridge, puffins...


Top 3 Sites for Nature and Birding in Washington D.C.

Don't miss these ways to explore nature and see birds and other wildlife in our nation's capital.


7 Awesome Facts About National Parks

Celebrate over 100 years of America's National Park Service with these fascinating facts about our country's natural and historic wonders.


4 Reasons Nature Lovers Should Visit Point Pelee National Park

Discover the outdoor activities waiting for visitors at Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada. See monarch butterflies, migrating birds...


4 Ways to Explore Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Discover all the amazing sights and birds the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has to offer, and learn how to explore...


Hawk Watching Tips and Facts About Raptor Migration

Learn how to spot and identify hawks during fall raptor migration.

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Coast to Coast Birding Hotspots for Every Season

You can go birding anytime, anywhere, including your own backyard. But if you’re up for traveling, get out there and...


Top 5 Birding Hotspots for Fall Migration

Visit these fall birding migration hotspots to view a vast number of bird species as they fly south before winter.


4 Reasons You Should Escape to Voyageurs National Park

Explore the waterways and hiking trails in this peaceful, picturesque Minnesota National Park to see wildlife, birds and historic sites.


Explore the Great Smoky Mountains to See Birds and Wildlife

Discover the activities you should do and the places to visit at the Great Smoky Mountains to see the most...


Endangered California Condors Spotted at Sequoia National Park

The endangered raptors, once extinct in the wild, were seen at the California national park for the first time in...


12 Birds You Can Only See in One Place on Earth

Talk about a rare bird! You'll only be able to see these stunning birds in very specific locations around the...