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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. 

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, Oakland, California

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, Oakland, California

This hillside land near Berkeley is a good spot to look for West Coast specialty passerines, including Wrentit, Oak Titmouse, and California Thrasher. Learn more.

Pictured above: Oak Titmouse by Ron Storey

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

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