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 bird-rich preserve just south of Sacramento is home to almost 300 species of birds. Learn more.
Pictured above: Northern Pintail by Pamela Parker
Use our interactive map of hotspots to find more great birding locations near you.