Best Birding in California

This list represents the most popular birding in California. Use this list to plan your next California birding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

Annadel State Park has 35 miles of trails in a 5,000-acre “wilderness at your doorstep” ...
Picturesque Fallen Leaf Lake, measuring three miles long, is the second largest alpine ...
Mt. Pinos Nordic Skiing is located in the Los Padres National Forest, a 220-mile stretch ...
At the time of its completion in 1997, the Vic Fazio Yolo Wildlife Area was the largest ...
Caswell Memorial State Park is a genuine riparian jungle. The overstory consists of huge ...
Sequoia National Park ranges from the hot, dry foothills at Ash Mountain (1,700 feet), ...
This rail-trail immerses you in the culture of the sea. If you are lucky, otters will ...
There are six refuges in the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex: Sacramento, ...
San Diego’s first national monument, Cabrillo is a beautiful place indeed, with sweeping ...
The Western Divide Highway has many of the qualities of Sequoia National Park, but with ...
Kern River Valley must be counted as one of the best birding sites in California because ...
Alum Rock Park was founded in 1872, and at one time had an indoor swimming pool, mineral ...
Palo Alto Baylands is one of the best-known birding sites in the Bay Area. Its 1,500 acres ...
Bair Island Ecological Reserve, a 1,600-acre tidal marsh tucked away at the edges of urban ...
This section of Putah Creek is not what you would expect in the inner coastal ranges of ...
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, Peytonia Slough Ecological Reserve, and Hill Slough Wildlife ...
Kaweah Oaks consists of about 300 acres owned by The Nature Conservancy. It is essentially ...
Crystal Basin is an attractive area. About half of the basin is in private hands, a legacy ...
Riding high on the cliffs overlooking the mouth of San Francisco Bay, the Lands End Trail ...
A bird-watcher’s dream, this shallow, salt marsh lagoon at the wild southern edge of Point ...
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