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Great birding locations in Northern California

Each issue of BirdWatching includes profiles of great birding locations written by local experts — our Hotspots Near You. The slideshow below features 11 top birding hotspots in Northern California.  

Below each photo, click “Learn more” for descriptions, bird lists, maps, and other necessary information about each site. 

Mendocino Headlands State Park, Mendocino, California

Mendocino Headlands State Park, Mendocino, California

A state park on the Pacific Ocean where the scenery is as spectacular as the birds. Learn more.

Pictured above: Whimbrel by Scott Yerges

Use our interactive map of hotspots to find more great birding locations near you.

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