Bird Watching Spots

Bird Watching Spots

Looking for a great spot to go bird watching? Have you visited a great birding spot and want to share it with the world? Then check out our constantly growing state by state guide to the best birding spots in North America. This indispensable guide gives you detailed information on many sites including information about local birding club and societies in the area.

Below you’ll find a listing of popular bird watching spots listed by state or province.

We encourage you to contact us if you know of a great birdwatching spot we’ve missed that you feel should be added here.

Each listing contains a short description of the spot and will list reviews left by other birding folk who have had personal experience there.

We hope you’ll leave reviews for any spots you’ve been to, along with any insider tips or advice, to help make this the most complete list of birding sites online.

ALABAMA

Dauphin Island
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

ALASKA

Alaskan Islands
Denali National Park

ARIZONA

Cave Creek Canyon
Chiricahua Mountains
Madera Canyon
Patagonia
Ramsey Canyon
San Pedro River

ARKANSAS

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Chicot State Park

CALIFORNIA

Joshua Tree National Park
Monterey Bay
Newport Bay
Point Reyes
Salton Sea
Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge

COLORADO

Colorado National Monument
Rocky Mountain National Park

CONNECTICUT

Hammonasset Beach State Park
Lighthouse Point Park

DELAWARE

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
White Clay Creek State Park

FLORIDA

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Dry Tortugas
Everglades National Park
Florida Keys
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Sanibel Island
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

GEORGIA

Jekyll Island
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

HAWAII

Alakai Wilderness Preserve
Haleakala National Park

IDAHO

Camas National Wildlife Refuge
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

ILLINOIS

Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge
Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area
Illinois Beach State Park
Shawnee National Forest

INDIANA

Indiana Dunes State Park
Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area

IOWA

Cone Marsh Wildlife Area
Lake Red Rock

KANSAS

Cheyenne Bottoms
Cimarron National Grassland

KENTUCKY

John James Audubon State Park
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

LOUISIANA

Peveto Woods Bird & Butterfly Sanctuary
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area

MAINE

Acadia National Park
Baxter State Park

MARYLAND

Assateague Island National Seashore
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park

MASSACHUSETTS

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

MICHIGAN

Whitefish Point

MINNESOTA

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge

MISSISSIPPI

Gulf Islands National Seashore

MISSOURI

Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

MONTANA

Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge

NEBRASKA

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

NEVADA

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Odiorne Point State Park

NEW JERSEY

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Cape May

NEW MEXICO

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Cibola National Forest
Gila National Forest
Rio Grande Nature Center
Sandia-Manzano Mountains

NEW YORK

Central Park
Niagara Falls State Park

NORTH CAROLINA

Outer Banks
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

NORTH DAKOTA

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

OHIO

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

OKLAHOMA

Black Mesa Nature Preserve

OREGON

Crater Lake National Park

PENNSYLVANIA

Presque Isle State Park

RHODE ISLAND

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge

SOUTH CAROLINA

Huntington Beach State Park

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge

TENNESSEE

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

TEXAS

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park
Big Bend National Park
Bolivar Flats
Brazos Bend State Park
Falcon Dam / Falcon State Park
High Island
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Rockport
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

UTAH

Antelope Island State Park
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Dinosaur National Monument
Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge
Jordanelle State Park
Ouray National Wildlife Refuge
Wasatch-Cache National Forest

VERMONT

Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area

VIRGINIA

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON

Westport
Olympic National Park

WEST VIRGINIA

Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area

WISCONSIN

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Devil’s Lake State Park
Horicon Marsh

WYOMING

Grand Teton National Park

ALBERTA

Banff National Park
Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary
Drumheller
Elk Island National Park
Jasper National Park
Wood Buffalo National Park

BRITISH COLUMBIA

George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Mount Revelstoke National Park

MANITOBA

Churchill
Riding Mountain National Park

NEWFOUNDLAND

Gros Morne National Park
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve

ONTARIO

Amherst Island
Leslie Street Spit
Long Point Provincial Park
Niagara Falls
Point Pelee
Prince Edward County

SASKATCHEWAN

Pelican Lake
Prince Albert National Park