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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. 

Arrowhead Marsh, Oakland, California

Arrowhead Marsh, Oakland, California
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Find shorebirds, raptors, and other birds just minutes from San Francisco’s Bay Bridge. Learn more.

Pictured above: American Avocets photo by Tom Myers


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

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