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
Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge
Agricultural History Farm Park
Alexandria National Cemetery
Alexandria Waterfront (DC waters)
Algonkian Nature Preserve--Sanctuary Trail
Algonkian Regional Park
Alpha Ridge Park
Alpha Ridge Landfill (restricted access)
Alter Pond at Soil Conservation Rd.
American Legion Bridge
Anacostia Park
Anacostia River Trail (PG Co.)
Annandale Community Park
Annapolis Junction Business Park
Annapolis Junction Transfer Station (restricted access)
Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Public Library HQ Trail
Aragona Blvd. Retention Pond
Arlington National Cemetery
Arrowbrook Park
Ashburn Lake
Ashby Pond Conservancy Site
Aspen Hill
Audubon Naturalist Society - Woodend Sanctuary
Ballston Beaver Pond
Baltimore/Washington International Airport
Barcroft Park
Barnard Hill Park
Battery Kemble Park
Bay Ridge
Beach Rd. (AA Co.)
Bell Branch Wetlands, Gambrills (restricted access)
Belle Haven Park--Marina
Belle Haven Park--North Parking Area
Belle Haven Park--Picnic Area
Belle's Bird Sanctuary Park
Belmont Bay Marina
Belmont Conference Center (restricted access)
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Ben Brenman Park
Bentley Park Stormwater Ponds
Best Buy pond (Bethel)
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
Blue Mash Nature Trail
Bowie Town Center Pond
Brewer House Rd. Pond
Broadlands Wetlands Nature Preserve
Broken Land Parkway-U.S. 29 Stormwater Pond
Brookside Gardens
Brookside Nature Center
Brown Station Rd. Landfill (restricted access)
Brownies Beach
Bull Run Regional Park
Burke Lake Park
Burtonsville Park
Buttermilk Creek Trail
C&O Canal--Blockhouse Point
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--Lock 6
C&O Canal--Lock 7
C&O Canal--Lock 8
C&O Canal--Old Angler's Inn - Billy Goat Trail Section B
C&O Canal--Old Anglers Inn - Bear Island
C&O Canal--Pennyfield Lock
C&O Canal--Potomac Boat Club
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 Branch at Pennington Avenue
Cabin John RP--Locust Grove Nature Center
Cabin John RP--McDonnell Campground
Cabin John RP--Power-line Cut
Cabin John Regional Park
Cameron Pond (Reston)
Cameron Run
Capital Crescent Trail--Bethesda
Carderock Recreation Area
Cavalier Trail Park
Cavanaugh Dr. - future school site
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
Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility
Clark's Crossing Park
Claude Moore Park
Cleveland Park
Collingwood Park
Constitution Gardens and Reflecting Pool
Crabbs Branch Pond
Creighton Road Pond
Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Crofton Park
Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville
Crystal Spring Farm (private)
Cub Run RECenter
Cub Run Trail--Chantilly Country Club area
Custis Trail
DOT Bridge and BWI Amtrak Marsh
Daingerfield Island
Dalecarlia Reservoir - DC portion
Daniels Run Park
Darnestown Rd. ponds
Davidsonville Park
Depot Pond - East
Depot Pond - West
Difficult Run Stream Valley Park (Oakton)
Difficult Run Stream Valley Park (Reston/NWF)
Dora Kelley Nature Park
Dried Earth Pond
Dulles Airport- Snowy Owl Observation Point
Dulles Airport--Pond
Dumbarton Oaks Park
Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
Eakin Community Park
East Potomac Park--Hains Pt.
Edgewater Pond
Elizabeth Dixon Park
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR--Great Marsh Trail
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR--Woodmarsh Trail
Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park
Elkhorn Garden Plots
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Ellen O Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek
Elvaton Park
Evans Parkway Park
Fairfax County--Landfill
Fairhaven
Fairland Recreational Park
Fairland Regional Park (PG Co.)
Florence Rd. Silage Pit
Font Hill Wetland Park
Fort Belvoir (restricted access)
Fort C.F. Smith Park
Fort Hunt Elementary School
Fort Hunt Park
Fort Meade--Burba Lake
Fort Totten Park
Fort Ward Park
Fort Washington National Park
Founders Park
Fountainhead Regional Park
Four Mile Run Park
Fox Chase Pond and Wetlands
Franklin Point State Park
Fraser Preserve (The Nature Conservancy)
Frying Pan Farm Park
Fulton Pond
Fulton--Lime Kiln and Reservoir Roads Pond
GE Retention Pond
Gangplank Marina
Generals Highway Corridor Park
George Mason Conference Center
George Mason University--Mason Pond
George Washington Memorial Parkway--First Overlook
George Washington Parkway Pedestrian Bridge
Georgetown Reservoir
Georgetown Waterfront Park
Glade Valley Stream
Glencarlyn Park
Glendening Nature Preserve
Glenstone Museum (restricted access)
Glover Park
Glover-Archbold Park--North end
Gorman - Eden Brook
Governor Bridge Natural Area
Gravelly Point (DC waters)
Gravelly Point Park
Great Falls Park
Green Spring Garden Park
Greenbelt Community Garden - Henry's Hollow
Greenbelt Community Garden, Hamilton Place
Greenbelt Lake - Buddy Attick Lake Park
Greenbury Point Nature Center
Greenbury Pt.
Grist Mill Park
Grist Mill Park
Gulf Branch Natural Area
Gunners Lake
Gunston Hall Plantation
Gwynn Acres Path
Gwynns Falls Trail South
Hallowing Point Association Park
Harbor Hospital
Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden
Herrington Harbor
Hidden Creek Country Club
Hillsmere Beach
Homespun Dr. Stormwater Pond
Homestead Farm (restricted access)
Honeysuckle Lane
Horsepen Run Trail
Howard E. Herman Park
Hoyles Mill Conservation Park
Hughes Hollow - McKee Beshers WMA
Hughes Rd. polo fields
Hughes Road--Hunt View Farm (private)
Hunting Creek Bridge
Huntingtown NRMA
Huntley Meadows Park--Cedar Trail Loop
Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail
Huntley Meadows Park--Observation Tower
Huntley Meadows Park--Visitor Center Feeder Area
Huntsman Lake
Ikea Wetlands
Indian Creek marsh, Greenbelt
Isaac Crossman Park at Four Mile Run
Jack Creek Park
Jackson Miles Abbott Wetlands Refuge
Jackson Pond
Jefferson Manor Park
Jessup - Provinces 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
Kinder Farm Park
King Farm Blvd. retention ponds
Kingman Island North - Langston Golf Course
Kingman Island South - Kingman Lake/Heritage Island
Kings Landing Park
Kingstowne Lake
Klingle Valley Trail
Konterra Drive fields and ponds (private property, restricted access)
LBJ Memorial Grove - Columbia Island Marina
LM Stevens Park
Lafayette Park
Lake Accotink Park
Lake Anne (Reston)
Lake Artemesia
Lake Audubon
Lake Braddock
Lake Churchill, Germantown
Lake Cook
Lake Elkhorn
Lake Fairfax Park
Lake Frank
Lake Hallowell
Lake Kittamaqundi
Lake Mercer
Lake Needwood
Lake Needwood - north end
Lake Newport
Lake Ridge Park
Lake Thoreau
Lake Waterford Park
Lake Whetstone
Larriland Farm Pond
Laural Hill Park
Laurel Hill Equestrian Center
Laurel Lake/Granville Gude Park
Laurel Park marshes
Layhill Park
Leesylvania State Park
Lincoln Park
Linthicum Walks
Little Bennett RP--Browning Run area
Little Bennett RP--Kingsley Trail
Little Bennett Regional Park
Little Difficult Run Stream Valley Park (Folkstone)
Little Falls Branch Stream Valley Park
Little Falls Parkway - Norwood Park
Lois Y. Green Conservation Park
Long Branch Nature Center & Park
Long Bridge Park
Loudoun Water Authority
Lower Four Mile Run
Lower Marlboro public dock
Lower Senate Park
Luria Park
MLK Rec. Park
Magruder Branch Trail--Watkins Rd. to Log House Rd.
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Matthews Hill/Stone House
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Portici Area
Mantua Park
Marshall Hall
Maryland National Memorial Park
Mason Neck NWR- Woodmarsh Trail Observation Platform
Mason Neck SP--Bay View Trail
Mason Neck SP--Kane's Creek Trail
Mason Neck SP--Visitors Center
Mason Neck State Park
Mason Neck State Park--Eagle Spur Trail
Masonville Cove (Open M-F 9-4, Sat 9-1, Closed Sun)
Mattawoman Creek--Mattingly Park
Matthew Henson Trail--Layhill Rd.- Georgia Ave.
Mattie JT Stepanek Park
Maydale Nature Center, Cloverly
Mayo Beach Park
McCrillis Gardens - Woods Academy
McMillan Reservoir
Meadowbrook Park (Howard Co.)
Meadowbrook Park (Montgomery Co.)
Meadowlark Botanical Garden--Perimeter Trail.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Meadowood Recreation Area
Meadowood Recreation Area--Mustang Trailhead
Meadowside Nature Center
Meridian Hill Park
Merkle NRMA--Critical Area Driving Tour
Merkle NRMA--Frank Oslislo Visitors Center
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
Mount Pleasant Farm - Howard County Conservancy
Mount Pleasant Farm--SkyWatch
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
Moyer Rd. Park
Mt. Vernon
Muddy Branch Greenway Trail--Pennyfield entrance
NFATC (Foreign Service Institute--restricted access)
NIH campus (restricted access; photo i.d. needed)
National Arboretum
National Arboretum--Asian Collection
National Arboretum--Azalea Collection and Mt. Hamilton
National Arboretum--Fern Valley
National Arboretum--Grove of State Trees
National Arboretum--Valley Road
National Mall
National Museum of the American Indian
National Recreation and Park Association
National Zoological Park
Naval Academy Dairy Farm (restricted access)
Neabsco Creek Inlet
North Beach--Anne Arundel waters
North Beach--Calvert waters
North Beach--fishing pier
North Beach--marsh
Northern Virginia Community College--Loudoun
Northern Virginia Community College--Woodbridge
Northside Park
Northwest Branch Trail
Northwest Branch Trail--Burnt Mills
Nottoway Park
Oakton Community Park
Occoquan Bay NWR
Occoquan Bay NWR--Delta Road
Occoquan NWR--Banding Station
Occoquan Regional Park
Occoquan Sewage Plant (UOSA)
Old Colchester Park and Preserve
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 Pond #1
Patapsco Pond #10
Patapsco Ponds #4 & #5 (Halethorpe Farms Ponds)
Patapsco Valley SP--Avalon area
Patapsco Valley SP--Cascade Falls
Patapsco Valley SP--Daniels Area (Baltimore Co.)
Patapsco Valley SP--Daniels Area (Howard Co.)
Patapsco Valley SP--Glen Artney Area
Patapsco Valley SP--Granite Area upstream of Old Court Rd.
Patapsco Valley SP--Hilton Area
Patapsco Valley SP--Pickall Area
Patapsco Valley SP--River Rd
Patapsco Valley SP--Woodstock Area upstream of Woodstock Rd.
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--Wildlife Viewing Area/Merganser Pond
Patuxent Research Refuge--South Tract (National Wildlife Visitor Center)
Patuxent River Park
Patuxent River Park--Jackson Landing
Patuxent River Park--Mt. Calvert
Patuxent River Park--Wooton's Landing
Patuxent River SP--Annapolis Rock Rd
Patuxent River SP--Howard Chapel Rd
Patuxent River SP--Mullinix
Patuxent River SP--Rte. 97 (Montgomery Co.)
Penderbrook Golf Club--Ponds No. 3 & 4
Pimmit Run Stream Valley Park
Piney Orchard Nature Preserve
Piscataway Creek
Piscataway Creek--Wharf Rd.
Piscataway MOS Sanctuary
Piscataway Park
Piscataway Park--Boardwalk
Piscataway Park--Hard Bargain Farm
Plumtree Path
Pohick Bay Golf Course
Pohick Bay Regional Park
Pohick Bay Regional Park--Boat Ramp
Poplar Ford Park
Port Tobacco River Park
Port Tobacco Village
Possum Point
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
Prince William Co.--Landfill
Quiet Waters Park
REI pond (Howard Co.)
Race Road
Rachel Carson Conservation Park
Ralph Rd. retention pond
Reagan National Airport
Redgate Park
Reston Town Center (Peregrine Falcon spot)
Rickman/Woodstock Equestrian Park
Riderwood Village (restricted access)
Rippon Landing Park
Riverbend Park
Riverside Park
Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary
Robinson Nature Center
Rock Creek Cemetery
Rock Creek Golf Course
Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park--Beach Drive - Park Rd.
Rock Creek Park--Beach Drive west of Kensington Parkway
Rock Creek Park--Chevy Chase
Rock Creek Park--Dog Run
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--Sherrill Drive
Rock Creek Park--The Ridge
Rock Creek Park--Valley-Pine-Holly loop.
Rock Creek Park--upper Beach Drive
Rock Spring Park
Rockburn Branch Park
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Browns Bridge (Montgomery County)
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Supplee Park
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--T. Howard Duckett Dam (PG County)
Rose Haven Memorial Park
Royal Lake Park
Runnymede Park
Russia Branch Trail
Rutherford Park
Sands Road Park
Sandy Run Regional Park
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
Seneca Trailhead Park/Seneca Tract
Severn Run NEA
Sewell's Orchard Pond
Shady Cove Natural Area
Shady Side Park
Shirlington Park
Sleepy Hollow 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
Soapstone Valley Park
Somerset - Vinton Park
South Germantown Recreational Park
Southwest Area Park
Spa Creek Trail, Annapolis
Spriggs Farm Park on the Magothy (restricted access)
Springdale Drive Quarry
Stanford Blvd. Pond, Columbia Corporate Park
Stanton Park
Stockton Parkway
Stonewall Park
Stratton Woods Park
Sully Woodlands
Sumner Lake
Sunrise Valley Park (Herndon Monroe Wetland Preserve)
Swan Creek Wetland--Cox Creek DMCF (access by guided tour only)
Sycamore Landing Rd. fields
Tamarack Bog
Tamarack Park
The Ellipse
The Pentagon (restricted access)
The Turner Farm/Observatory Park
The Turquoise Trail
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Thomas Point Park
Thompson Boat Center
Three Sisters Islands
Tide Lock Park
Tide Lock Park (DC waters)
Tilden Woods Park
Tippecanoe Lake
Town of Occoquan
Triadelphia Reservoir--Big Branch
Triadelphia Reservoir--Brighton Dam (Howard County)
Triadelphia Reservoir--Brighton Dam (Montgomery County)
Triadelphia Reservoir--Pigtail Branch
U. S. Capitol Grounds
U.S. Botanic Garden and Bartholdi Park
UMBC Hilltop Circle Loop
UMBC--Herbert Run Greenway
Underwood Rd. area
University of Maryland Central Farm (restricted access)
Upton Hill Regional Park
Van Dyck Park
Veirs Mill Park
Verizon ponds (Ashburn)
Vienna Reservoir
WB&A Trail--Old Pond Dr.
WB&A Trail--Patuxent Rd. to powerline
Wakefield Park
Walker Nature Center--Reston
Walter Pierce Park
Waples Mill Meadow Park
Warfield's Pond Park
Washington & Old Dominion Trail--Vienna Town Green
Washington &Old Dominion Trail--Van Buren to Herndon Parkway
Washington Sailing Marina (DC waters)
Waterworks Park
Watkins Ponds - King Farm Stream Park
Watkins Regional Park
Waverly Stormwater Pond
Weinberg Park
West Covington Park
West Friendship Park
West Potomac Park--Tidal Basin
Western Regional Park
Westwood Country Club
Wheaton Branch Stormwater Ponds
Wheaton Regional Park
Wheaton Regional Park--mini-train tracks/Pine Lake
White Oaks Park
Wilde Lake
Willow Green Pond
Wilson Bridge (Prince George's Co.)
Woodbridge Veterans Memorial Park
Woodglen Lake
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
Woottons Mill Park
Zion Rd. Pond
stakeout Black-throated Gray Warbler, AU Park (2016-17)
stakeout Clay-colored Sparrow, Blackburn Road (2014-2015)