|Are you a bird watcher?
Or are you interested in it but don’t know where to start?
Birdwatching is a hobby of passionate wildlife lovers throughout the world and it’s easy to get started!
When you’re just starting out, you don’t need to go further than your backyard. Many birds are probably nearby and you just haven’t realized it. Take a step into the backyard, set up a bird feeder, and watch who comes by!1
Some tools that might be helpful are:1
Bird guides – there are plenty of books to help you identify the birds you see, but there are also apps you can download.
Binoculars – these will help you get an up close look at birds that may not come that close to you.
If you’re ready for a birdwatching adventure, there are many places within the United States that you can go. After all, there are 61 national parks and over 300 extensions of the National Park Service – which doesn’t include the plethora of wildlife refuges and state or city parks.2
Here are some places you can go to bird watch:
Cape May, New Jersey
Here, you can find hawks, warblers, and shorebirds. You can also catch birds migrating during the spring and fall months.2
Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania
At Hawk Mountain, you have the chance to catch sight of a variety of birds of prey that come through the area as they migrate.
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho
In this state park, you can find snow geese, greater white-fronted geese, and a plethora of songbirds depending on which months you go.3
Everglades National Park, Florida
Springtime is the best time to visit and bird watch here. You’ll also get a chance to see other animals, as this park is home to a variety of other species.3
Point Reyes National Seashore, California
Within these 70,000 acres of protected land, there are a variety of different habitats. It’s the perfect place to spy some of the nearly 500 bird species that fly through during their migrations.4
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