Birding in the USA
People all over the world are drawn to bird watching. The basic equipment for viewing and appreciating birds is a pair of good binoculars and an identification guidebook. Begin bird watching in your backyard.
Here are some sites to get you started.
Bird ID Guides - pages that help with bird identification
Birdwatching 101: Choosing tools and watching birds.
Nest Watch: Identifying bird eggs.
Bird Watching in the US
places where bird watching is ideal in the US
- Cape May, New Jersey: In a addition to a large number of hawks, millions of migrating shore birds come to feed on horseshoe crabs.
- The Everglades, Florida: Follow the Anhinga Trail, Mrazek Pond and Snake Bight Trail as part of the Everglades birding loop.
- Great Florida Birding Trail
- Texas to Florida, The Gulf Coast: A hot spot for migrating songbirds.
- Monterey Bay, California: one of the world’s best birding spots, the Birding Festival in the Fall.
- Newburyport, Massachusetts: frequent sightings of rare birds.
- Pawnee National Grasslands, Colorado: Prairie and mountain birds.
- The Rio Grande Valley, Texas: Birds migrating up the coast.
- Southeast Arizona: Bird spots like Ramsey Canyon
- Point Pelee National Park, Canada: One of the best birdwatching areas in North America.
- Costa Rica: Over 812 recorded species of birds and easy access to birding sites make Costa Rica a bird watching must-see.
Additional Nature Related Resources
Using Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds
Creating Pollinator Gardens: Flower Fragrances to Attract Pollinators
Ornithology Groups and Societies
Bird Publications and Journals