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.

This rail-trail immerses you in the culture of the sea. If you are lucky, otters will ...
Bair Island Ecological Reserve, a 1,600-acre tidal marsh tucked away at the edges of urban ...
A bird-watcher’s dream, this shallow, salt marsh lagoon at the wild southern edge of Point ...
One of the more prominent coastal landmarks in the state, 578-foot Morro Rock is the last ...
Visit oak woodlands before exploring a marsh shoreline that hosts a variety of birds. ...
Although the craggy Mendocino coast is among the more scenic shorelines in a state famous ...
Four cities lap at the base of San Bruno Mountain, encircling it with the concrete bustle ...
The Bolsa Chica tidal basin encompasses 1,300 wetland acres and 300 mesa acres between ...
Orchards, brilliant with pink and white blooms in spring, laden with fruit in summer and ...
From the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge the Bay Trail continues around the perimeter of Foster ...
Scanning the western and southern horizons from this shoreline rail-trail, hikers, cyclists, ...
From its humble beginnings in a cow pasture (some local paddlers refer to the launch site ...
With its access to numerous flatwater day trips as well as overnight camping on the Point ...
Although the north coast of California usually brings to mind towering old-growth forests ...
Winding past hills covered in coastal scrub at the mouth, this peaceful ribbon of water ...
More sheltered and less busy than the slough’s ocean end, the waters around Kirby Park, ...
This trail is an old logging road, now closed to motorized vehicles due to several washed-out ...
The convoluted shoreline of this 1,500-acre park stretches 3 miles along rocky bluffs ...
Winding some 7 miles from the sea into rolling coastal hills, Elkhorn Slough is California’s ...
The west side of the preserve is laced with a spiderweb of trails squeezed between the ...
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