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 popular birding hotspot in the heart of redwood country attracts huge flocks of shorebirds, as well as Peregrine Falcons, White-tailed Kites, rails, gulls, phoebes, sparrows, hummingbirds, and bitterns. Learn more.
Pictured above: Western Sandpipers by Bob Betancourt
Use our interactive map of hotspots to find more great birding locations near you.