Hotspots Near You

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Each of the blue placemarks on the map above points to one of our Hotspots Near You. Click on the map to open it in a new window. You can zoom in to your area using the + symbol in the upper left, and you can move the map by grabbing it with your cursor. Click on any placemark, and you’ll see a brief description of the site and its birds as well as a link to read more.

About “Hotspots Near You”

We’ve published “Hotspots Near You” since October 2006. In it, we provide up-to-date information from local birders about easily accessible places to watch birds. We offer maps, directions, bird lists, links, contact information, and detailed descriptions of hotspots that are great for birding close to home.

List of All Hotspots

  • 124. Eagle Point Community Park, Harrison Mills, British Columbia

    Visit this park overlooking the Chehalis River Estuary to see migrating songbirds, shorebirds, and geese in fall and breathtaking numbers of Bald Eagles in winter.
    By Gord Gadsden and Kathy Stewart | Published: 8/26/2011

  • 123. Soda Lake, Bakersfield, California

    This ephemeral alkali lake within Carrizo Plain National Monument is superb for Long-billed Curlew, American Avocet, and Loggerhead Shrike, and critical foraging habitat for California Condor.
    By Chuck Graham | Published: 8/26/2011

  • 122. Kiptopeke State Park, Cape Charles, Virginia

    This park on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is a great place to watch migrating Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, American Kestrel, warblers, thrushes, herons, and shorebirds.
    By Robert Klages | Published: 8/26/2011

  • 121. Wisconsin Point, Superior, Wisconsin

    This 2.5-mile-long peninsula at the western tip of Lake Superior is where to go in fall to see Pomarine, Parasitic, and Long-tailed Jaegers, as well as longspurs, pipits, and Arctic Tern.
    By Steve Betchkal | Published: 8/26/2011

  • 120. William L. Finley NWR, Corvallis, Oregon

    This large waterfowl haven located between Corvallis and Eugene is an overwintering site for the Dusky Canada Goose, and it’s a great spot to see California Quail, Western Meadowlark, Lazuli Bunting, and other birds.
    By Rhonda Ostertag | Published: 6/24/2011

  • 119. Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, New Mexico

    The canyons and plateaus of this National Park Service-operated property north of Santa Fe are where to go for Grace’s and Virginia’s Warblers, Spotted Owl, Zone-tailed Hawk, and Hepatic Tanager.
    By Steve Betchkal | Published: 6/24/2011

  • 118. Bear Run Nature Reserve, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

    Find warblers, tanagers, thrushes, grouse, and other birds within a stone’s throw of Fallingwater.
    By Jerry Uhlman | Published: 6/24/2011

  • 117. Red Rocks Park, Morrison, Colorado

    This concert venue and park in metro Denver is a great spot to find Peregrine and Prairie Falcons, American Dipper, Bullock’s Oriole, Say’s Phoebe, and Golden Eagle.
    By Doris Cruze | Published: 6/24/2011