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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. 

Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Dorris, California

Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Dorris, California
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One of six wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin, in southern Oregon and northern California. Learn more.

Pictured above: Northern Shoveler by Jesse Justus


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

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