Bird-Watching in the West

Check out our roundup of best bird-watching spots across the West—from wetlands to a museum—to see shorebirds, hawks, and bald eagles, among others.

two people bird-watching at Vic Fazio Yolo Wildlife Area, image

Birders at the Vic Fazio Yolo Wildlife Area near Sacramento keep an eye out for migrating birds.

In autumn, avian enthusiasts flock to wetlands and refuges across the West to spot millions of ducks, geese, and shorebirds, among others, on their annual southbound trek to warmer winter climates. Check out these stories about our fine-feathered friends.

Pacific Flyway: Millions of birds winging it from Alaska to South America

Wings of the West: Fowl play in five states

Bird Watching: The nine best places to bust out the binoculars

Sandhill Cranes: Some 7,000 cranes sailing into Lodi, Calif., in fall.

Duck Watching in Idaho: Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge and its multitude of feathered guests

Photography by David H. Collier

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