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Great birding locations in Northern California

Each issue of BirdWatching includes profiles of great birding locations written by local experts — our Hotspots Near You. The slideshow below features 11 top birding hotspots in Northern California.  

Below each photo, click “Learn more” for descriptions, bird lists, maps, and other necessary information about each site. 

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, Willows, California

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, Willows, California

Where to see Snow and Ross’s Geese, Northern Pintail, Cinnamon Teal, Yellow-billed Magpie, and White-tailed Kite in the Sacramento Valley. Learn more.

Pictured above: Snow Goose by Paul O'Toole

Use our interactive map of hotspots to find more great birding locations near you.

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