Birding hotspots in the U.S.

Where do you love to go birding in the U.S.?

  • It depends...what birds are you most interested in? My recommendation is that you check out eBird and look for birding hotspots for the type of birds you would like to see.
  • Is there a Road Scholar trip to see the specialty birds of Balcones near San Antonio?
  • Southeastern Arizona is distinctive and full of wonderful birds found nowhere else in the US. The southern tip of Texas is another great hotspot. The Monterey, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and San Diego are great spots in California. North Dakota has some terrific summer birding, believe it or not. During spring migration in May, Magee Marsh in northern Ohio is a "must." Florida is terrific, including the Everglades and Ding Darling Refuge on Sanibel Island near Ft. Myers. I agree with the previous poster that you might also identify the birds you are most interested in and use ebird to find where they are most regularly seen.