There are many amazing places to spot birds across the United States, but a few stand out as particularly special. These 10 locations have a particular appeal for their sheer abundance of bird species on top of being simply gorgeous places to visit whether birding or not.
If you don't know what a 'twitcher' is then this list is probably not for you - then again, perhaps you don't even know you're a twitcher yet. (Twitcher is just another name for birdwatcher.) With over 10,000 species of birds in the world, twitchers travel far and wide to get a glimpse or catch the call of their favourite feathered friends.
Discover the best birding "Hot Spots" in North America. Over 250 locations are arranged by state and province. Read what Pete Thayer has to say about each of them. Click a link to go directly to the web site for a specific location.
David Houghton is the President of the National Wildlife Refuge Association. The Refuge Association advocates for the 573 million acre National Wildlife Refuge System and Pacific Marine National Monuments. David has worked to add millions of acres to the Refuge System. David lives in Naples Florida and has been to more than 350 National Wildlife Refuges.
With at least 24 notable birding hotspots in the southeastern corner of Arizona, it's impossible to describe the entire region in a few words. But one thing is certain: Birder's World readers adore Cave Creek Canyon, Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, Saguaro National Park, Madera Canyon, and the area's other hotspots.