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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. 

Lands End & Sutro Heights, San Francisco, California

Lands End & Sutro Heights, San Francisco, California

Watch ocean birds, shorebirds, and land birds, and take in spectacular views, on the western edge of San Francisco. Learn more.

Pictured above: Surf Scoter by Gary Miller

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

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