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.

Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge
African American Heritage Memorial Park
Air Force Memorial
Alexandria Waterfront (DC waters)
Algonkian Nature Preserve--Sanctuary Trail
Algonkian Regional Park
Alpha Ridge Park
Alter Pond at Soil Conservation Rd.
Anacostia River Trail (PG Co.)
Annapolis Harbor
Aragona Blvd. Retention Pond
Arrowbrook Park
Ashburn Lake
Ashburn Park
Ashby Pond Conservancy Site
Aspen Hill
BWI Trail--Friendship Park
Baltimore/Washington International Airport
Barcroft Park
Battery Kemble Park
Bay Ridge
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
Bethesda Trolley Trail--Battery La.-Woodmont Ave.
Beverley Park (aka "The Pit")
Beverly-Triton Beach
Big Chimneys Park
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
Bluemont Park
Brewer House Rd. Pond
Broadlands Wetlands Nature Preserve
Broken Land Parkway-U.S. 29 Stormwater Pond
Brookfield Park
Brookside Gardens
Brookside Nature Center
Brownies Beach
Bull Run Regional Park
Burtonsville Park
Buttermilk Creek Trail
Byrd Park
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 7
C&O Canal--Locks 1-4
C&O Canal--Locks 10-12
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 John RP--Locust Grove Nature Center
Cabin John Regional Park
Cameron Run
Carderock Recreation Area
Carroll Park along Gwynns Falls
Cedar Lane Park
Centennial Park
Central Park at One Loudoun
Chesapeake Beach Railroad Trail
Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial Park
Clark's Crossing Park
Claude Moore Park
Clemyjontri Park/Langley Fork Park
Cleveland Park
Columbia Beach
Constitution Gardens and Reflecting Pool
Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville
Crystal Spring Farm (private)
Custis Trail
DOT Bridge and BWI Amtrak Marsh
Daingerfield Island
Daniels Run Park
Darnestown Rd. ponds
David Force WMA
Dora Kelley Nature Park
Dulles Airport--Pond
Dumbarton Oaks Park
Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
East Potomac Park--Hains Pt.
Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park
Elkhorn Garden Plots
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Ellen O Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek
Fairfax County Parkway Trail--Stream Corridor
Fairfax Hills Park
Fairland Recreational Park
Fairland Regional Park (PG Co.)
Fishing Creek Marsh
Font Hill Wetland Park
Forked Creek
Fort Belvoir (restricted access)
Fort C.F. Smith Park
Fort Hunt Park
Fort Meade--Burba Lake
Fort Reno
Founders Park
Four Mile Run Park
Fox Chase Pond and Wetlands
Fran Uhler Natural Area
Franklin Park
Franklin Point State Park
Frying Pan Farm Park
Frying Pan Park
Fulton Pond
GE Retention Pond
Gangplank Marina
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
Glenstone Museum (restricted access)
Glover Park
Gorman - Eden Brook
Governor Bridge Natural Area
Gravelly Point (DC waters)
Gravelly Point Park
Great Falls Park
Green Hills Farm Wetland
Green Spring Garden Park
Greenbelt Park
Greenbelt Community Garden - Henry's Hollow
Greenbelt Community Garden, Hamilton Place
Greenbelt Lake - Buddy Attick Lake Park
Greenbury Point Nature Center
Grist Mill Park
Guilford Downs
Gulf Branch Natural Area
Gunners Lake
Gwynns Falls Trail South
Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden
Hemlock Overlook Regional Park
Herrington Harbor
High Ridge Park
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Hillsmere Beach
Homestead Farm (restricted access)
Hoyles Mill Conservation Park
Hughes Hollow - McKee Beshers WMA
Hughes Rd. polo fields
Hunting Creek Bridge
Huntley Meadows Park
Huntley Meadows Park--Cedar Trail Loop
Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail
Huntley Meadows Park--Observation Tower
Huntsman Lake
Ikea Wetlands
Independence Park
Indian Creek marsh, Greenbelt
Isaac Crossman Park at Four Mile Run
Jackson Pond
Jefferson Manor Park
Jonas Green Park
Jones Point Park
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Julie J. Metz Wetland Bank--Neabsco Boardwalk
Julie J. Metz Wetlands Bank
Ken-Gar Palisades Park
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
Kincora Wetlands
Kinder Farm Park
King Farm Blvd. retention ponds
Kings Landing Park
Konterra Drive fields and ponds (private property, restricted access)
LBJ Memorial Grove - Columbia Island Marina
Lake Accotink Park
Lake Artemesia
Lake Audubon
Lake Churchill, Germantown
Lake Claire
Lake Cook
Lake Elkhorn
Lake Fairfax Park
Lake Frank
Lake Hallowell
Lake Kittamaqundi
Lake Needwood
Lake Needwood - north end
Lake Newport
Lake Ridge Park
Lake Whetstone
Larriland Farm Pond
Laurel Hill Equestrian Center
Laurel Lake/Granville Gude Park
Laurel Riverfront Park
Laytonsville Pond
Leesylvania State Park
Lenclair Park
Little Bennett Regional Park
Little Difficult Run Stream Valley Park (Folkstone)
Little Falls Branch Stream Valley Park
Little Falls Parkway - Norwood Park
Loftridge Park
Long Branch Nature Center & Park
Lower Cabin John Creek
Lower Four Mile Run
Lower Senate Park
Magruder Branch Trail--Sweepstakes Rd. trailhead
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Mantua Park
Marshall Hall
Mason District Park
Mason Neck SP--Bay View Trail
Mason Neck SP--Visitors Center
Mason Neck State Park--Eagle Spur Trail
Masonville Cove (Open M-F 9-4, Sat 9-1, Closed Sun)
Mattawoman NEA--George Wilmot Area
Matthew Henson Trail--Layhill Rd.- Georgia Ave.
Maydale Nature Center, Cloverly
Meadowbrook Park (Howard Co.)
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Meadowood Recreation Area
Meadowood Recreation Area--Mustang Trailhead
Meadowridge Business Park Pond
Meadowside Nature Center
Melvin Hazen Park
Meridian Hill Park
Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary--Critical Area Driving Tour
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods
Middlesex Drive pond
Monticello Park
Mount Pleasant Farm - Howard County Conservancy
Moyer Rd. Park
Mt. Vernon
NIH campus (restricted access; photo i.d. needed)
National Arboretum
National Arboretum--Azalea Collection and Mt. Hamilton
National Arboretum--Grove of State Trees
National Arboretum--Valley Road
National Colonial Farm
National Harbor
National Mall
National Museum of the American Indian
National Zoological Park
Nationals Park
Neabsco Creek Inlet
North Beach--Anne Arundel waters
North Beach--Calvert waters
North Beach--fishing pier
North Beach--marsh
Northern Virginia Community College--Woodbridge
Northwest Golf Course (restricted access)
Nottoway Park
Oaks Landfill (private)
Occoquan Bay NWR
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 Trail (Prince George's County)
Palisades Park
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--Hollofield Section
Patuxent Branch Trail
Patuxent Research Refuge
Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract
Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract, Power Line section
Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract--Lake Allen
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--Croom Airport
Patuxent River Park--Jackson Landing
Patuxent River Park--Mt. Calvert
Patuxent River Park--Selby's Landing
Patuxent River Park--Wooton's Landing
Patuxent River SP--Mullinix
Piney Orchard Nature Preserve
Piscataway Creek
Piscataway Park--Boardwalk
Piscataway Park--Hard Bargain Farm
Pleasant Valley Golf Course
Pohick Bay Regional Park
Pohick Bay Regional Park--Boat Ramp
Poplar Ford Park
Port Tobacco Marina
Potomac Heritage Trail
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
Potomac Yard ponds
Prince William Co.--Landfill
Quiet Waters Park
REI pond (Howard Co.)
Race Road
Ranger Road Park
Reagan National Airport
Redgate Park
Reston National Golf Course
Ridge Rd. Recreational Park
Riverbend Park
Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary
Rock Creek Golf Course
Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park -- Conn. Ave. to National Zoo
Rock Creek Park Trail - Q St. NW
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--Melvin C. Hazen Trail
Rock Creek Park--Nature Center area
Rock Creek Park--Peirce Mill
Rock Creek Park--West End
Rock Hill District Park
Rockburn Branch Park
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Browns Bridge (Howard County)
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Supplee Park
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--T. Howard Duckett Dam (PG County)
Royal Lake Park
Runnymede Park
Russia Branch Trail
Sands Road Park
Savage Park
Schooley Mill Park
Schoolhouse Pond
Scott's Run Nature Preserve
Seneca Creek Greenway Trail--Huntmaster Road to Watkins Road
Seneca Trailhead Park/Seneca Tract
Severn Run NEA
Sewell's Orchard Pond
Shady Oaks Turf Farm
Shady Side 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.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Smithsonian Institution
Soapstone Valley Park
South Germantown Recreational Park
Southwest Area Park
Spring Valley Park
Stanford Blvd. Pond, Columbia Corporate Park
Stockton Parkway
Stonewall Park
Stream Valley Park
Sully Woodlands
Summit Hall Turf Farm (private)
Sumner Lake
Sunrise Valley Park (Herndon Monroe Wetland Preserve)
Swan Creek Wetland--Cox Creek DMCF (access by guided tour only)
Sycamore Landing Rd. fields
Tackett's Mill Pond
The Ellipse
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
The Pentagon (restricted access)
The Turner Farm/Observatory Park
The White House
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Tide Lock Park
Tide Lock Park (DC waters)
Tilghman Lake Park
Triadelphia Reservoir--Brighton Dam (Howard County)
Turkey Run Park
U.S. Botanic Garden and Bartholdi Park
UMBC--Pigpen Pond
US Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
Underwood Rd. area
Upton Hill Regional Park
Veirs Mill Park
Vienna Reservoir
WB&A Trail--Horsepen Branch (PG Co.)
Wakefield Park
Walker Nature Center--Reston
Walter Pierce Park
Waples Mill Meadow Park
Washington & Old Dominion Trail--Vienna Town Green
Washington Sailing Marina (DC waters)
Waterfront Park
Watkins Ponds - King Farm Stream Park
Watkins Regional Park
Waverly Stormwater Pond
West Friendship Park
West Potomac Park--Tidal Basin
Western Regional Park
Wheaton Branch Stormwater Ponds
Wheaton Regional Park
Wheaton Regional Park--mini-train tracks/Pine Lake
White Oaks Park
Wilde Lake
Willard Avenue Neighborhood Park
Wilson Bridge (Prince George's Co.)
Winans Cove
Windmill Hill Park
Winkler Botanical Preserve
Wolf Trap National Park
Woodbridge Veterans Memorial Park
Woodglen Lake
Woottons Mill Park
stakeout Snowy Owl, Springfield Mall (2014)