By land area, California is the third-largest state, but no other U.S. state can boast the habitat diversity found in the Golden State. If you are traveling to NorCal—whether specifically for birding, or for another reason but aiming to hit a few birding hotspots while you’re there, this guide will help you plan.
What’s In This Guide?
Find a list of 30 hot birding destinations that include beautiful state parks, beaches, and Farallon Island (which boasts an astounding 372 species!). You’ll also find lists of California’s must-see birds, birding festivals, and online resources to help you spot your target birds. To whet your appetite, you’ll also find several stories about birding experiences in Northern California.