Top 10 Best places For Birding | A Treat For All Birdist

Introduction 

As a birder, there are so many different species of birds to see and so little time to do it in. That's part of the beauty of birding as a hobby – you could travel all your life and still not get to see every species of bird out there.

Few of us can travel as the mood takes us and so we have to content ourselves with choosing one or two locations. In this post, we go through the top 10 best places for birding in the United States so that you have an idea of where to start.

There is bound to be something on this list that will appeal to you. The birdlife in the States is so diverse that the hard part was in narrowing this list down to just ten places. Those that made the cut were chosen because they offer a great all-round birding experience and cover a range of geographical areas.

My Top 10 birding places 

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

This is in North Texas and contains a nice mix of birds. It has a large lake, and so is the ideal place to check out waterfowl and shorebirds.


Island National Seashore

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

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This is in New York and is a seaside park. What is great here is that there are a number of different habitats in a small area and so you get to do a lot of birding for your money.

In this park, you will see ocean birds, some freshwater birds, and grassland dwellers as well.

National Capital Parks

Fire Island National Seashore

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Situated in Washington, these parks provide a habitat for many different river-front bird species.

National Capital Parks

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Cabrillo National Monument

This is in San Diego and features an abundance of bird species.

You also get a bird’s eye view of the Pacific Ocean. Keep your camera on hand – the sunsets here are really special.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

This is in San Diego and features an abundance of bird species. You also get a bird’s eye view of the Pacific Ocean.

Keep your camera on hand – the sunsets here are really special.

Cabrillo National Monument


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Everglades National Park

If Florida is more your kind of speed, you cannot miss out this park.

The mangrove forests and swamps provide the ideal location for a spot of birding.

Big Bend National Park

Everglades National Park

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If Florida is more your kind of speed, you cannot miss out this park.

The mangrove forests and swamps provide the ideal location for a spot of birding.

Big Bend National Park

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Gateway National Recreation Area

This is in New Jersey and birds flock to it. The expansion of New York in general really benefitted this park as birds started to look for a new home.

Here you can find birds comfortable on a shoreline and on a marsh.

Gateway National Recreation Area

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Point Reyes National Seashore, California

This is one of the top birding destination in the country. I challenge any birder not to find something of interest.

You have fresh water, the seashore, forests, beaches and grasslands. Also, the location makes it a great stopover for migrating birds.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

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Conclusion - Top 10 Best Places For Birding

There’s not much left to say about these areas. All that is left now is for you to get out there and start to explore. Have fun and enjoy yourself – go and find yourself a Tweety bird. 

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