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