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.
This former army base, now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is a great place to look for songbirds, hummingbirds, shorebirds, and herons. Learn more.
Pictured above: Allen's Hummingbird by David Assmann
Use our interactive map of hotspots to find more great birding locations near you.