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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. 

Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes Station, California

Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes Station, California
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This vast national seashore north of San Francisco boasts the largest avian diversity of any national park. Learn more.

Pictured above: California Quail by Joan Tisdale


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

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