Birding Hotspots Near Washington

These are the active birding hotspots in the last 30 days. Below, you can adjust the active range of dates or finding birding areas near other cities around the world.

**HUNTLEY MEADOWS PARK
16th Street South (Swift Roost)
Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge
Agricultural History Farm Park
Air Force Memorial
Alder Lake
Alexandria Waterfront (DC waters)
Algonkian Nature Preserve--Sanctuary Trail
Algonkian Regional Park
Algonkian Regional Park--Potomac Heritage Trail
Algonkian Regional Park--Waterpark Area
All Veterans Park
Alpha Ridge Park
Alter Pond at Soil Conservation Rd.
American Horticultural Society
Anacostia River Trail (PG Co.)
Anacostia Riverwalk Trail--Navy Yard
Annapolis Junction Business Park
Aragona Blvd. Retention Pond
Arrowbrook Park
Ashburn Lake
Ashburn Park
Ashburn Village Lake
Ashby Pond Conservancy Site
Aspen Hill
Atholton Park
Audubon Naturalist Society - Woodend Sanctuary
Avenel Local Park
Baltimore/Washington International Airport
Barcroft Park
Battery Kemble Park
Belle Haven Park--Marina
Belle Haven Park--North Parking Area
Belle Haven Park--Picnic Area
Belle's Bird Sanctuary Park
Belmont Bay Marina
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Ben Brenman Park
Benjamin Banneker Park
Benjamin Banneker Park
Bethesda Trolley Trail--Battery La.-Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda Trolley Trail--Tuckerman La.-Nicholson La.
Beverley Park (aka "The Pit")
Beverly-Triton Beach
Black Hill RP--Boat Ramp area
Black Hill RP--Crystal Rock Trail
Black Hill RP--Little Seneca Lake, Rte.121
Black Hill RP--Ten Mile Creek area, trails and lake
Black Hill Regional Park
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Blandair
Bles Park
Blockhouse Point Conservation Park
Blooms Park
Blue Mash Nature Trail
Bluemont Park
Bowen WMA
Brandon Woods Park
Bren Mar Park
Brewer House Rd. Pond
Bright Pond
Broad Branch Stream Park
Broadlands Wetlands Nature Preserve
Broken Land Parkway-U.S. 29 Stormwater Pond
Brookside Gardens
Brookside Nature Center
Brownies Beach
Bull Run Post Office Road
Bull Run Regional Park
Bumpy Oak Swamp
Burke Lake Park
Burtonsville Park
Buttermilk Creek Trail
C&O Canal--Brickyard Rd. - Marsden Tract
C&O Canal--Chain Bridge
C&O Canal--Edwards Ferry
C&O Canal--Fletcher's Cove (Fletcher's Boathouse)
C&O Canal--Great Falls
C&O Canal--Little Falls
C&O Canal--Lock 6 - DC line
C&O Canal--Locks 1-4
C&O Canal--Locks 10-12
C&O Canal--Locks 8-9
C&O Canal--Pennyfield Lock
C&O Canal--Riley's Lock
C&O Canal--Swains Lock
C&O Canal--Sycamore Landing
C&O Canal--Violette's Lock
Cabin Branch Restoration
Cabin John RP--Locust Grove Nature Center
Cabin John Regional Park
Capital Crescent Trail--Bethesda
Carderock Recreation Area
Cattail Creek (AA Co.)
Cavanaugh Dr. - future school site
Cedarville State Forest (Charles Co.)
Cedarville State Forest (Prince George's Co.)
Centennial Park
Central Sod Farm--Swamp Circle Rd.
Chapman State Park
Charlestown Retirement Community Pond (restricted access)
Cherry Hill Park
Chesapeake Beach Marina
Chesapeake Beach Railroad Trail
Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial Park
Chestnut Hills Park
Chinn Park
Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility
Clark's Crossing Park
Claude Moore Park
Cleveland Park
Cockpit Point Road
Colmar Manor Park
Columbia Beach
Columbia Gardens Cemetery
Columbia Gateway and GE Retention Pond
Constitution Gardens and Reflecting Pool
Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Crispus Attucks Park
Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville
Cub Run RECenter
Cub Run Stream Valley Park (South)
DOT Bridge and BWI Amtrak Marsh
Daingerfield Island
Daniels Run Park
David Force WMA
Davidsonville Park
Dean Park/Winter's Branch Trail
Depot Pond - East
Depot Pond - West
Difficult Run Stream Valley Park (Oakton)
Discovery Village Park
Dora Kelley Nature Park
Dulles Airport--Pond
Dumbarton Oaks Park
Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
East Potomac Park--Hains Pt.
Edgewater Bass Pond
Elizabeth Dixon Park
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR--Great Marsh Trail
Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park
Elkhorn Garden Plots
Elklick Woodlands Natural Area Preserve
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek
Evans Parkway Park
Fairfax County Landfill
Fairland Recreational Park
Fairland Regional Park (PG Co.)
Fallsgrove Stream Valley Park
Fishing Creek Marsh
Florence Rd. Silage Pit
Folly Lick Stream Valley Park
Font Hill Wetland Park
Fort Belvoir (restricted access)
Fort Bennet Park
Fort Bunker Hill Park
Fort C.F. Smith Park
Fort Dupont Park
Fort Dupont Park--earthworks
Fort Hunt Elementary School
Fort Hunt Park
Fort Meade--Burba Lake
Fort Reno
Fort Totten Park
Fort Ward Park
Fort Washington Marina
Fort Washington National Park
Four Mile Run Observation Deck
Four Mile Run Park
Fox Chase Pond and Wetlands
Fran Uhler Natural Area
Franklin Farm Pond
Franklin Point State Park
Frying Pan Farm Park
Fulton Pond
Gangplank Marina
George Mason Conference Center
George Mason University--Mason Pond
George Washington Parkway Pedestrian Bridge
Georgetown Reservoir
Georgetown Waterfront Park
Gilbert Run Park
Glade Valley Stream
Glen Echo Park
Glencarlyn Park
Glencarlyn Park--Sparrow Pond
Glendening Nature Preserve
Glenstone Museum (restricted access)
Glenwood Cemetery
Glover Park
Glover Park Community Garden
Glover-Archbold Park--North end
Gorman - Kindler
Governor Bridge Natural Area
Gravelly Point Boat Ramp
Gravelly Point Park
Great Falls Library Park
Great Falls Park
Green Hills Farm Wetland
Green Spring Garden Park
Greenbelt Park
Greenbelt Community Garden - Henry's Hollow
Greenbelt Lake - Buddy Attick Lake Park
Greenbury Point Nature Center
Greenbury Pt.
Grosvenor Ponds (restricted access)
Guilford Downs
Guilford Park
Gunners Lake
Gwynn Acres Path
Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
Hall Creek NRMA (Ferry Landing)
Hallowing Point Association Park
Harbor Hospital
Hard Bargain Farm (restricted access)
Haverford Square Fields
Hemlock Overlook Regional Park
Heritage Resource Park
Herrington Harbor
Heurich Park
High Ridge Park
Homespun Dr. Stormwater Pond
Homestead Farm (restricted access)
Hopewell Park
Horsepen Run Trail
Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum
Hughes Hollow - McKee Beshers WMA
Hughes Rd. polo fields
Hughes Road--Hunt View Farm (private)
Hunting Creek Bridge
Huntington Park
Huntingtown NRMA
Huntley Meadows Park--Cedar Trail Loop
Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail
Huntley Meadows Park--Observation Tower
Huntsman Lake
Hutchison Park
Indian Creek marsh, Greenbelt
Indian Head Rail Trail, Mason Spring
Inova Fairfax Hospital Pond
Isaac Crossman Park at Four Mile Run
Jack Creek Park
Jackson Miles Abbott Wetlands Refuge
Jackson Pond
Janelia Farm--Riverside
Jefferson Manor Park
Jennie Dean Park
Jonas Green Park
Jones Point Park
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Jug Bay Wetlands--Otter Point-Two Run Trail Loop
Julie J. Metz Wetland Bank--Neabsco Boardwalk
Julie J. Metz Wetlands Bank
Ken-Gar Palisades Park
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
Kentlands Lakes (Darnestown Rd. ponds)
Kincora Wetlands
Kinder Farm Park
King Memorial Park
Kingman Island South - Kingman Lake/Heritage Island
Kings Landing Park
Kingstowne Park
Konterra Drive fields and ponds (private property, restricted access)
LBJ Memorial Grove - Columbia Island Marina
Lafayette Park
Lake Accotink Park
Lake Anne (Reston)
Lake Artemesia
Lake Audubon
Lake Churchill, Germantown
Lake Elkhorn
Lake Fairfax Park
Lake Frank
Lake Hallowell
Lake Kittamaqundi
Lake Mercer
Lake Needwood
Lake Needwood - north end
Lake Needwood--Gude Trail
Lake Newport
Lake Ridge Park
Lake Thoreau
Lake Waterford Park
Lake Whetstone
Largo Town Center Park
Larriland Farm Pond
Laurel Hill Equestrian Center
Laurel Hill Equestrian Center--Workhouse Loop
Laurel Hill Park
Laurel Lake/Granville Gude Park
Laurel Park marshes
Laurel Riverfront Park
Layhill Park
Laytonsville Pond
Laytonsville Turf Farm
Leesylvania State Park
Linnean Park
Little Bennett RP--Wilson Mill Trail
Little Bennett Regional Park
Little Falls Branch Stream Valley Park
Lois Y. Green Conservation Park
Long Branch Nature Center & Park
Long Bridge Park
Loudoun Water Authority
Lower Four Mile Run
Lower Senate Park
Luria Park
MLK Rec. Park
Magruder Branch Trail--Sweepstakes Rd. trailhead
Mallard Lane - farm field at end of pavement
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Portici Area
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Sparrow Alley
Mantua Park
Maple Lawn Blvd. Ponds
Marshall Hall
Mason District Park
Mason Neck SP--Bay View Trail
Mason Neck SP--Visitors Center
Mason Neck SP--Wilson Spring Trail
Mason Neck State Park
Mason Neck West Park
Masonville Cove (Open M-F 9-4, Sat 9-1, Closed Sun)
Mattawoman Creek
Mattawoman Creek--Mattingly Park
Mattie JT Stepanek Park
Maxwell Hall Park
Maydale Nature Center, Cloverly
Mayo Beach Park
McMillan Reservoir
Meadowbrook Park (Howard Co.)
Meadowbrook Park (Montgomery Co.)
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Meadowood Recreation Area
Meadowood Recreation Area
Meadowood Recreation Area--Mustang Trailhead
Meadowside Nature Center
Melvin Hazen Park
Merkle NRMA
Merkle NRMA--Critical Area Driving Tour
Merkle NRMA--Frank Oslislo Visitors Center
Merkle NRMA--Mattaponi Creek area (south of creek)
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods
Middle Branch Park
Middle Patuxent Environmental Area
Middle Patuxent Environmental Area -- Wildlife Loop Trail
Middle Patuxent Environmental Area--South Wind Trail
Middlesex Drive Pond
Monticello Park
Mooreview Parkway Impoundments
Mount Pleasant Farm - Howard County Conservancy
Mount Pleasant Farm--SkyWatch
Moyer Rd. Park
Mt. Vernon
Muddy Branch Greenway Trail--Pennyfield - River Rd.
Muddy Branch Trail--Quince Orchard Rd. - Turkey Foot Rd.
Muddy Branch Trail--Turkey Foot Rd. - Esworthy Rd.
Myrtle Grove WMA
National Arboretum
National Arboretum--Asian Collection
National Arboretum--Azalea Collection and Mt. Hamilton
National Arboretum--Fern Valley
National Arboretum--Valley Road
National Colonial Farm
National Harbor
National Mall
National Park Seminary
National Recreation and Park Association
National Zoological Park
Naval Academy Bridge
Neabsco Greenway--Andrew Leitch Park Trailhead
Needwood Mansion, pond and trails
North Beach--Anne Arundel waters
North Beach--fishing pier
North Beach--marsh
North Laurel Park
North Piscataway Park
Northway Fields Park
Northwest Branch Trail (Montgomery Co.)
Northwest Branch Trail--Burnt Mills
Northwest Branch Trail--Riggs Rd. - I-495
Northwest Branch, Anacostia River
Nottoway Park
Oak Marr Park
Oakland - Vantage Point (Howard Co.)
Oakwood Cemetery
Occoquan Bay NWR
Occoquan Bay NWR--Delta Road
Occoquan NWR--Banding Station
Occoquan Regional Park
Occoquan Sewage Plant (UOSA)
Ora Glen Stormwater Pond
Oronoco Bay Park
Ox Hill Battlefield Park
Oxbow Lake
Oxon Hill Farm
Paint Branch Stream Valley Park
Paint Branch Trail--Jackson Rd. access
Patapsco Ponds #4 & #5 (Halethorpe Farms Ponds)
Patapsco Valley SP--Avalon area
Patapsco Valley SP--Daniels Area (Baltimore Co.)
Patapsco Valley SP--Glen Artney Area
Patapsco Valley SP--Grist Mill Trail
Patapsco Valley SP--Hilton Area
Patapsco Valley SP--Sykesville
Patuxent Branch Trail
Patuxent Branch Trail, Elkhorn
Patuxent Ponds Park
Patuxent Research Refuge
Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract
Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract, Power Line section
Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract--New Marsh/Cattail Pond
Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract--Pine Trail
Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract--Wildlife Viewing Area/Merganser Pond
Patuxent Research Refuge--South Tract (National Wildlife Visitor Center)
Patuxent River Park--Aquasco Farm
Patuxent River Park--Jackson Landing
Patuxent River Park--Mattaponi Creek Area (north of creek)
Patuxent River Park--Mt. Calvert
Patuxent River Park--Selby's Landing
Patuxent River Park--Wooton's Landing
Patuxent River SP--Howard Chapel Rd. (Montgomery Co.)
Patuxent Wetlands Park
Pimmit Run Stream Valley Park
Piney Orchard Nature Preserve
Piscataway Creek
Piscataway Park
Piscataway Park--Boardwalk
Pleasant Plains Turf Farm
Plumtree Path
Pohick Bay Regional Park
Pohick Bay Regional Park--Boat Ramp
Poplar Run Trail, Colesville
Port Tobacco River Park
Possum Point
Possum Point Road
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
Potomac River Overlook
Potomac Woods Park
Prince William County Landfill
Quiet Waters Park
REI pond (Howard Co.)
RFK Stadium Parking Lot
Rachel Carson Conservation Park
Raglan Road Park
Ralph Rd. retention pond
Reagan National Airport
Redgate Park
Reston National Golf Course
Riderwood Village (restricted access)
Rio Park, Gaithersburg
River Creek
Riverbend Park
Riverside Park
Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary
Rock Creek Cemetery
Rock Creek Golf Course
Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park--Beach Drive west of Kensington Parkway
Rock Creek Park--Chevy Chase
Rock Creek Park--Dog Run
Rock Creek Park--Klingle Mansion
Rock Creek Park--Maintenance Yard
Rock Creek Park--Mass. Ave. - Conn. Ave.
Rock Creek Park--Melvin C. Hazen Trail
Rock Creek Park--Nature Center area
Rock Creek Park--Peirce Mill
Rock Creek Park--Ross Drive
Rock Creek Park--Sherrill Drive
Rock Creek Park--The Ridge
Rock Creek Park--Valley-Pine-Holly loop.
Rock Creek Park--Western Ridge Trail
Rock Creek Park--upper Beach Drive
Rock Hill District Park
Rockburn Branch Park
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Browns Bridge (Howard Co.)
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Browns Bridge (Mont. Co.)
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Scott Cove (Howard Co.)
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Supplee Park (PG Co.)
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--T. Howard Duckett Dam (PG Co.)
Rocky Run Park
Rosaryville State Park
Rose Haven Memorial Park
Royal Lake Park
Runnymede Park
Russia Branch Trail
Saddlebrook East Community Park
Sands Road Park
Savage Mill Trail
Savage Park
Schooley Mill Park
Schoolhouse Pond
Scott's Run Nature Preserve
Seneca Creek SP--Clopper Lake
Seneca Creek SP--Riffle Ford Rd.
Seneca Creek SP--Visitor Center Area
Seneca Regional Park
Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park
Sewell's Orchard Pond
Shady Cove Natural Area
Shady Side Park
Shirlington Park
Sligo Creek Park--Dennis Ave. to Wayne Ave.
Sligo Creek Park--Wayne Ave. to south end
Sligo Creek Park--north end to Dennis Ave.
Smallwood State Park
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Smithsonian Institution
Somerset - Vinton Park
South Run Stream Valley Trail--South Run Park to Burke Lake
Southwest Area Park
Spa Creek Trail, Annapolis
Spriggs Farm Park on the Magothy (restricted access)
Stanford Blvd. Pond, Columbia Corporate Park
Stockton Parkway
Stone Bridge Area Trails
Stratton Woods Park
Stream Valley Park
Suitland Bog
Sully Historic Site
Sully Woodlands
Sunrise Valley Park (Herndon Monroe Wetland Preserve)
Swan Creek Wetland--Cox Creek DMCF (access by guided tour only)
Swann Park
Sycamore Landing Rd. fields
T. Howard Duckett Park
Tackett's Mill Pond
Tamarack Park
The Ellipse
The Turner Farm/Observatory Park
The Turquoise Trail
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Theodore Roosevelt Island -- Swamp Trail and east side of island
Thomas Point Park
Tide Lock Park (DC waters)
Tilghman Lake Park
Tregaron Conservancy
Triadelphia Reservoir--Brighton Dam (Howard County)
Triadelphia Reservoir--Brighton Dam (Montgomery County)
Triadelphia Reservoir--Greenbridge Rd.
Triadelphia Reservoir--Pigtail Branch
Triadelphia Reservoir--Triadelphia Lake Rd.
Trolley Line No. 9 Trail
Turkey Run Park
U. S. Capitol Grounds
U.S. Botanic Garden and Bartholdi Park
UMBC--Herbert Run Greenway
UMBC--Pigpen Pond
US Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
University of Maryland--XFINITY Center meadow
Upper Watts Branch Park
Upton Hill Regional Park
Van Dyck Park
Veirs Mill Park
Verizon ponds (Ashburn)
Vienna Reservoir
Virginia Chase County Park
Walker Nature Center--Reston
Waples Mill Meadow Park
Warfield's Pond Park
Washington & Old Dominion Trail--Falls Church
Washington & Old Dominion Trail--Vienna Town Green
Washington Sailing Marina (DC waters)
Waterworks Park
Watkins Ponds - King Farm Stream Park
Waverly Stormwater Pond
Weather Service Road
Webb Nature Sanctuary
Weems Creek
West Covington Park
West Friendship Park
West Potomac Park--Tidal Basin
Westerly Rd. Pond
Western Regional Park
Wheaton Branch Stormwater Ponds
Wheaton Regional Park
Wheaton Regional Park--mini-train tracks/Pine Lake
White Oaks Park
Whitehaven Park
Wilde Lake
Wincopin Neck
Wolftrap Creek Boardwalk
Woodbridge Veterans Memorial Park
Woodglen Lake
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
Woodstock Equestrian Park - East (Rickman) area
Woodstock Equestrian Park - West (Greenberg) area
Wootton's Mill Park
Zachary Taylor Nature Area