Birdwatching is fastest growing outdoor sport where both adults and kids engage to. Itg growing popularity has something to do with the benefits and joys hobbyist enjoy. Bird watching can be done at your backyard. But some birdwatchers would like to combine vacation, travel and birding.
So, let’s see what are the best locations for bird watching.
First stop, United States. The following are considered to be the best ten places in the United States for bird watching.
Nevada – this state known to be one of the hottest tourist destinations on the planet serves as the home for some of the rarest species of birds and bird favorites among bird watchers. In the center of the state lies the Nevada National Wildlife Refuge.
Montana – is a also a bird watcher’s paradise. The seventh most rare bird species resides in Montana and is protected by federal and state law.
Maine – the climate in this state makes it perfect for migratory birds, many hobbyist visit Maine during winter which the best time for bird watching here.
Florida – this state serves as the home for the most beautiful birds that the world has ever seen. This state holds an annual tour for bird watching, it is also one the highly sought after destinations.
Alaska – this state may seem cold but many native species reside in the state.
Indiana- there are large numbers of state parks in this state making it big with bird watchers. The parks in this state are protected and house many rare species of birds.
Washington – this state has large natural forests that dot the landscape. The second rarest bird in the country resides in the borders of Washington State.
Ohio – this state also has many state parks that serve as sanctuaries for birds.
California- is often visited for their bird watching and scenic beauty.
Oregon – the rarest bird can be found in this state, which make this state his summer home.
The Pyrenees of France and the forests of Bulgaria are also rich with bird life that is a paradise for bird watchers. The top locations in Europe are:
Orkney Islands, Scotland – this archipelago is the home for amazing number of birds like guillemot, razorbill, puffin, kittiwake, breeding fowl and the short- eared owl.
Camargue, France – this place is a 210,000 acre national park in the vast Rhone delta and teems with shorebirds, herons and gulls. This is also the breeding area for the Greater Flamingo.
Faroe Islands, Denmark – this group of islands has 18 islands lying between Iceland and Norway where birdlife is abundant.
Yell, Shetland Isles – this island is remote and barely habited. You can take a coastal walk and not experience the birds but the marine life as well.
Iceland – high latitude birding can be done here since bird habitats can be spotted in towering cliffs.
Bulgaria – spring is the best season for birdwatching in this country since autumn migrating Asian birds pass here.
Pembrokeshire, Wales – there are several island bird sanctuaries providing refuge for many species of birds and all kinds of wildlife.
Greece – there are 196 important bird areas in this country. Some birds even stay in Greece during winter, which is a unique phenomena in Europe.
Pyrenees, France – this is one of Europe’s great birding destinations.
Spitsbergen, Svalbard Norway – there are abundant seabird colonies and species making it one of the greatest birdwatching locations.
There are great places to got and visit to do some birdwatching. But if it is difficult to or if these places are not accessible, you can always do some birdwatching in the local park or in your backyard.