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
4-H Forest, Chevy Chase (access via driveway at 4004 Thornapple St.)
Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge
African American Heritage Memorial Park
Agricultural History Farm Park
Alder Lake
Alexandria Waterfront (DC waters)
Algonkian Regional Park
Algonkian Regional Park--Potomac Heritage Trail
Algonkian Regional Park--Sanctuary Trail
Alpha Ridge Park
Alpha Ridge Landfill (restricted access)
Anacostia River Trail (PG Co.)
Annapolis Junction Business Park
Anne Arundel Community College
Arlington National Cemetery
Arrowbrook Park
Ashburn Village Lake
Ashby Pond Conservancy Site
Atholton Park
Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary
Audubon Naturalist Society - Woodend Sanctuary
Bacon Ridge Natural Area
Bacon Ridge Trail (AA Co.)
Baldwin Park/Manassas Museum
Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Ballston Beaver Pond
Baltimore/Washington International Airport
Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve
Barcroft Park
Barnard Hill Park
Battery Kemble Park
Beaverdam Creek Reservoir
Belle Haven Park--Marina
Belle Haven Park--North Parking Area
Belle Haven Park--Picnic Area
Belmont Bay Marina
Belmont Conference Center (restricted access)
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Ben Brenman Park
Benjamin Banneker Park
Bentley Park Stormwater Ponds
Bethesda Trolley Trail--Battery La.-Woodmont Ave.
Beverley Park (aka "The Pit")
Beverly-Triton Beach
Black Hill Hiker/Biker Trail
Black Hill RP--Boat Ramp area
Black Hill RP--Ten Mile Creek area, trails and lake
Black Hill Regional Park
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Bles Park
Blockhouse Point Conservation Park
Blue Mash Nature Trail
Bluemont Park
Bohrer Park
Bowie Town Center Pond
Bren Mar Park
Broad Run Stream Valley Park
Broadlands Wetlands Nature Preserve
Broken Land Parkway-U.S. 29 Stormwater Pond
Brookside Gardens
Brookside Nature Center
Bull Run Marina Regional Park
Bull Run Regional Park
Burke Lake 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--Little Falls
C&O Canal--Lock 6 - DC line
C&O Canal--Lock 7
C&O Canal--Locks 8-9
C&O Canal--Mouth of the Monocacy (Fred. Co.)
C&O Canal--Mouth of the Monocacy (Mont. Co.)
C&O Canal--Nolands Ferry
C&O Canal--Old Angler's Inn - Billy Goat Trail Section B - Widewater
C&O Canal--Old Anglers Inn - Bear Island - Widewater
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
C&O Canal--White's Ferry
Cabin Branch at Pennington Avenue
Cabin John RP--Locust Grove Nature Center
Cabin John RP--Power-line Cut
Cabin John Regional Park
Cameron Run
Capital Crescent Trail--Bethesda
Carderock Recreation Area
Cedar Lane Park
Cedarville State Forest (Prince George's Co.)
Centennial Park
Chapman State Park
Charlestown Retirement Community Pond (restricted access)
Chevy Chase Lake Dr
Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility
Clark's Crossing Park
Claude Moore Park
Cleveland Park
Colmar Manor Park
Colvin Run Mill Park
Constitution Gardens and Reflecting Pool
Crabbs Branch Pond
Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville
Crystal Spring Farm (private)
Cub Run RECenter
Cub Run Stream Valley Park (South)
DOT Bridge and BWI Amtrak Marsh
Daingerfield Island
Dale City Safety Rest Area (Northbound)
Dale City Safety Rest Area (Southbound)
Dalecarlia Reservoir - DC portion
Daniels Run Park
David Force WMA
Davidsonville Park
Dickerson Conservation Park
Difficult Run Stream Valley Park (Georgetown Pike)
Difficult Run Stream Valley Park (Oakton)
Discovery Boulevard Pond
Discovery Village Park
District Wharf - Gangplank Marina
Dora Kelley Nature Park
Dulles Airport--Pond
Dulles Greenway Wetlands Mitigation Project
Dulles International Airport (general area)
Dumbarton Oaks Park
Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
Eakin Community Park
East Potomac Park--Hains Pt.
Ed Sears Road
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR--Great Marsh Trail
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR--Woodmarsh Trail
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck NWR--Woodmarsh Trail Observation Platform
Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park
Elklick Woodlands Natural Area Preserve
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Evans Parkway Park
Fairfax County Landfill
Fairland Recreational Park
Fairland Regional Park (PG Co.)
Fairview Park Impoundments
Featherstone NWR (restricted access)
Folly Lick Stream Valley Park
Font Hill Wetland Park
Fort Bayard Park
Fort Belvoir (restricted access)
Fort Bennet Park
Fort Bunker Hill Park
Fort C.F. Smith Park
Fort Dupont Park
Fort Hunt Park
Fort Lincoln Cemetery
Fort Meade--Burba Lake
Fort Reno
Fort Totten Park
Fort Ward Park
Fountainhead Regional Park
Four Mile Run Observation Deck
Four Mile Run Park
Fran Uhler Natural Area
Franconia Forest Park
Franklin Farm Pond
Fraser Preserve (The Nature Conservancy)
Fred Crabtree Park
Freedom Park
Frying Pan Farm Park
Fulton--Lime Kiln and Reservoir Roads Pond
Garfield Park
General Smallwood Middle School
George Mason Conference Center
George Mason University--Mason Pond
George Washington Memorial Parkway--Second Overlook
George Washington Parkway Pedestrian Bridge
Georgetown Reservoir
Georgetown Waterfront Park
Germantown Town Center Urban Park
Gilbert's Corner Regional Park
Glade Valley Stream
Glencarlyn Park
Glendening Nature Preserve
Glenn Dale wetland
Glenstone Museum (restricted access)
Glenwood Cemetery
Glover Park
Glover-Archbold Park--North end
Gorman - Eden Brook
Gorman - Kindler
Governor Bridge Natural Area
Gravelly Point (DC waters)
Gravelly Point Park
Great Falls Park
Great Seneca Stream Valley Park
Green Spring Garden Park
Greenbelt Park
Greenbelt Community Garden - Henry's Hollow
Greenbelt Community Garden, Hamilton Place
Greenbelt Lake - Buddy Attick Lake Park
Greenbriar Local Park
Grosvenor Ponds (restricted access)
Guilford Park
Gulf Branch Natural Area
Gunners Lake
Gunston Hall Plantation
Gwynn Acres Path
Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
Gwynns Falls Trail South
Hall Creek NRMA (Ferry Landing)
Hard Bargain Farm (restricted access)
Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden
Hemlock Overlook Regional Park
Henryton Center
Herndon Centennial Golf Course
Hernwood Landfill (capped)
High Ridge Park
Homespun Dr. Stormwater Pond
Homestead Farm (restricted access - bird from roadside)
Horsepen Run Stream Valley Park
Howard Community College - Columbia Campus
Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum
Hoyles Mill Conservation Park
Hugg-Thomas WMA
Hughes Hollow - McKee Beshers WMA
Hughes Rd. polo fields
Hunting Creek Bridge
Huntley Meadows Park--Cedar Trail Loop
Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail
Huntley Meadows Park--Observation Tower
Huntley Meadows Park--Woodcock Meadow
Huntsman Lake
Indian Creek marsh, Greenbelt
Indian Head Rail Trail, Mason Spring
Inova Fairfax Hospital Pond
Izaak Walton Way (bird from road only)
Jackson Miles Abbott Wetlands Refuge
Jackson Pond
Jennie Dean Park
Jonas Green Park
Jones Point Park
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary--Nature Center
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
Kendall Ridge Loop
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
Kentlands Lakes (Darnestown Rd. ponds)
Kephart Bridge Landing Park
Kinchloe Road
Kinder Farm Park
King Farm Blvd. retention ponds
Kingman Island South - Kingman Lake/Heritage Island
Konterra Drive fields and ponds (private property, restricted access)
Krimgold Park
Kutner Park
LBJ Memorial Grove - Columbia Island Marina
LM Stevens Park
Lady Bird Johnson Park/Columbia Island
Lafayette Park
Lake Accotink Park
Lake Artemesia
Lake Audubon
Lake Barcroft
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 Needwood--Gude Trail
Lake Shore Athletic Complex
Lake Thoreau
Lake Whetstone
Laurel Lake/Granville Gude Park
Laurel Park marshes
Laurel Riverfront Park
Layhill Park
Leesylvania State Park
Leone Riverside Park
Liberty Reservoir--Locust Run Trail (Balt Co.)
Lilypons Water Gardens
Little Bennett RP--Kingsley Trail
Little Bennett RP--Western Piedmont Trail
Little Bennett RP--Wilson Mill Trail
Little Bennett Regional Park
Little Falls Branch Stream Valley Park
Llewellyn Manor Way
Lois Y. Green Conservation Park
Long Branch Nature Center & Park
Long Bridge Park
Louise F. Cosca Regional Park
Lower Cabin John Creek
Lower Four Mile Run
Lower Senate Park
Lubber Run Park
Lucketts Area
Luria Park
MLK Rec. Park
Magruder Branch Trail--Sweepstakes Rd. trailhead
Manassas National Battlefied Park--Van Pelt
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Brawner Farm
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Brownsville Tract
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Deep Cut Trail
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Matthews Hill/Stone House
Manassas National Battlefield Park--New York Monument
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Portici Area
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Sparrow Alley
Manassas National Battlefield Park--Stuart Hill Visitor Center
Manassas Safety Rest Area/Welcome Center (Westbound)
Mantua Park
Maple Lawn Blvd. Ponds
Mark Twain Park
Marshall Hall
Mason District Park
Mason Neck SP--Bay View Trail
Mason Neck SP--Kane's Creek Trail
Mason Neck SP--Visitors Center
Mason Neck SP--Wilson Spring Trail
Mason Neck State Park
Masonville Cove (Open Mon - Sat 9-4, Closed Sun)
Mattawoman Creek
Matthew Henson Trail--Layhill Rd.- Georgia Ave.
Maydale Nature Center, Cloverly
Mayo Beach Park
McLean Central Park
McMillan Reservoir
Meadowbrook Farm Ponds
Meadowbrook Park (Howard Co.)
Meadowbrook Park (Montgomery Co.)
Meadowlark Botanical Garden--Perimeter Trail
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 NRMA
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--South Wind Trail
Middlesex Drive Pond
Monocacy Natural Resources Management Area
Monticello Park
Montrose Park
Mooreview Parkway Impoundments
Morven Park
Mother Nature's store, Columbia
Mount Pleasant Farm - Howard County Conservancy
Mount Pleasant Farm--SkyWatch
Moyer Rd. Local Park
Mt. Vernon
Muddy Branch Greenway Trail--Pennyfield entrance
Muddy Branch Greenway Trail--River Rd. - Esworthy Rd.
Muddy Branch Park
Muddy Branch Trail--Quince Orchard Rd. - Turkey Foot Rd.
Myrtle Grove WMA
NIH campus (restricted access; photo i.d. needed)
National Arboretum
National Arboretum--Asian Collection
National Arboretum--Fern Valley
National Arboretum--Grove of State Trees
National Cathedral--Bishop's Garden & Olmsted Woods
National Colonial Farm
National Harbor
National Mall
National Museum of the American Indian
National Park Seminary
National Zoological Park
Nationals Park
Neabsco Creek Inlet
Neabsco Greenway--Andrew Leitch Park Trailhead
Needwood Mansion, pond and trails
Nokesville Road Interchange Ponds
North Branch and Kengla Trails
North Creek Lake Park
North Laurel Park
Northwest Branch Trail--Burnt Mills
Northwest Branch Trail--Colesville Rd. - I-495
Northwest Branch Trail--Riggs Rd. - I-495
Northwest Branch, Anacostia River
Northwest Golf Course (restricted access)
Nottoway Park
Oak Marr Park
Oakland - Vantage Point (Howard Co.)
Oaks Landfill (private)
Oakton Ridge Court Resovoir
Occoquan Bay NWR
Occoquan Regional Park
Occoquan Sewage Plant (UOSA)
Oland Road
Olde Izaak Walton Park
Olney Manor Recreational Park
Olney Neighborhood Park
Ora Glen Stormwater Pond
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Oronoco Bay Park
Oxbow Lake
Oxon Hill Farm
Paint Branch Stream Valley Park
Paint Branch Trail (PG County)
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--Driver Rd. entrance
Patapsco Valley SP--Glen Artney Area
Patapsco Valley SP--Granite Area upstream of Old Court Rd.
Patapsco Valley SP--Grist Mill Trail
Patapsco Valley SP--Henryton
Patapsco Valley SP--Hilton Area
Patapsco Valley SP--Hollofield Section
Patapsco Valley SP--Marriottsville
Patapsco Valley SP--McKeldin Area
Patapsco Valley SP--Pickall Area
Patapsco Valley SP--Sykesville
Patapsco Valley SP--Woodstock Area downstream of Woodstock Rd.
Patapsco Valley SP--Woodstock Area upstream of Woodstock Rd.
Patton Turf Farm
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--Lake Allen
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--Selby's Landing
Patuxent River Park--Wooton's Landing
Patuxent River SP--Annapolis Rock Rd
Patuxent River SP--Hipsley Mill Rd. (Howard Co.)
Patuxent River SP--Hipsley Mill Rd. (Montgomery Co.)
Patuxent River SP--Howard Chapel Rd. (Howard Co.)
Patuxent River SP--Howard Chapel Rd. (Montgomery Co.)
Patuxent River SP--Mullinix
Patuxent River SP--Rte. 97 (Montgomery Co.)
Patuxent Wetlands Park
Pimmit Run Stream Valley Park
Piney Branch Trail--Park Rd. - 17th St. NW
Piney Orchard Nature Preserve
Piney Run Park
Piscataway Park
Piscataway Park--Boardwalk
Pohick Bay Regional Park
Pohick Bay Regional Park--Boat Ramp
Poplar Springs Park
Potomac Greens Park
Potomac Heritage Trail
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
Potomac River Overlook
Potomac Woods Park
Power Line Meadow, Sligo Creek - Riggs Rd. (restricted access)
Quiet Waters Park
REI pond (Howard Co.)
RFK Stadium Parking Lot
Race Road
Rachel Carson Conservation Park
Rachel Carson Greenway Trail--Springbrook HS - Kemp Mill
Raglan Road Park
Ralph Rd. retention pond
Ranger Road Park
Reagan National Airport
Red Admiral Pond
Redgate Park
Reston National Golf Course
Reston Town Center (Peregrine Falcon spot)
Reston Walking Trail--Fieldthorn Drive Access
Riderwood Village (restricted access)
Rio Park, Gaithersburg
Rippon Landing Park
River Farm at Jug Bay
River Terrace Park, Anacostia
Riverbend 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--Carter Barron area
Rock Creek Park--Chevy Chase
Rock Creek Park--Dog Run
Rock Creek Park--Fort DeRussy
Rock Creek Park--Klingle Mansion
Rock Creek Park--Maintenance Yard
Rock Creek Park--Mass. Ave. - Conn. Ave.
Rock Creek Park--Nature Center area
Rock Creek Park--Peirce Mill
Rock Creek Park--Sherrill Drive
Rock Creek Park--The Ridge
Rock Creek Park--Valley-Pine-Holly loop.
Rock Creek Park--West End
Rock Creek Park--Western Ridge Trail
Rock Creek Park--Western Ridge Trail
Rock Creek Park--upper Beach Drive
Rock Hill District Park
Rock Spring Park
Rockburn Branch Park
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Browns Bridge (Howard Co.)
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Browns Bridge (Mont. Co.)
Rocky Gorge Reservoir--Supplee Park (PG Co.)
Rocky Run Park
Rocky Run Stream Valley
Rosaryville State Park
Royal Lake Park
Runnymede Park
Rust Nature Sanctuary
Sands Road Park
Savage Mill Trail
Savage Park
Sawmill Creek Park - John Overstreet Connector Trail
Schooley Mill Park
Schoolhouse Pond
Scott's Run Nature Preserve
Seneca Creek SP--Clopper Lake
Seneca Creek SP--Riffle Ford Rd.
Seneca Greenway and Magruder Branch Trails--Brink Rd. - Watkins Mill Rd.
Seneca Regional Park
Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park
Severn Run NEA
Sewell's Orchard Pond
Signal Hill 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
South Germantown Recreational Park
Southwest Area Park
Spa Creek Trail, Annapolis
Spring Grove Arboretum
St.Charles Town Center stormwater ponds
Stanford Blvd. Pond, Columbia Corporate Park
Stockton Parkway
Stone Bridge Area Trails
Stonewall Park
Stratton Woods Park
Sugarloaf Mt.
Sully Woodlands
Summit Hall Turf Farm (private)
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
Temple Hall Regional Farm Park
The Ellipse
The Pentagon (restricted access)
The Turner Farm/Observatory Park
The Turquoise Trail
The White House
The Yards Park
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Theodore Roosevelt Island -- Swamp Trail and east side of island
Thompson Boat Center
Tide Lock Park
Tilden Woods Park
Tottenham Park, Urbana
Tregaron Conservancy
Triadelphia Reservoir--Brighton Dam (Montgomery County)
Triadelphia Reservoir--Pigtail Branch
Trolley Line No. 9 Trail
Tuckahoe Park
Tucker Lane, Ashton
Turkey Run Park
Twin Branches Trail
Tysons Corner Metro Station
U. S. Capitol Grounds
U.S. Botanic Garden and Bartholdi Park
UMBC--Herbert Run Greenway
Underwood Rd. area
Upper Watts Branch Park
Urbana District Park
Van Dyck Park
Verizon ponds (Ashburn)
Vienna Reservoir
WB&A Trail--Electric Ave. Pond
WB&A Trail--Horsepen Branch (PG Co.)
WB&A Trail--Old Pond Dr.
Walker Nature Center--Reston
Waples Mill Meadow Park
Warfield's Pond Park
Washington & Old Dominion Trail--Hunter Mill Road
Washington & Old Dominion Trail--Vienna Town Green
Washington Sailing Marina (DC waters)
Waterfront Park
Waterworks Park
Watkins Ponds - King Farm Stream Park
Watkins Regional Park
Waverly Stormwater Pond
Weather Service Road
Webb Nature Sanctuary
Weems Creek
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 Ground Road
White Marsh Park
White Oaks Park
Whitehaven Park
Wilde Lake
Willow Lake
Wilson Bridge (Prince George's Co.)
Winans Cove
Winans Meadow
Wincopin Neck
Windy Run Park
Winkler Botanical Preserve
Wolf Trap National Park
Wolftrap Stream Valley Park
Woodbridge Veterans Memorial Park
Woodglen Lake
Woodlawn Cemetery
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge (PG Co.)
Woodward Pond
Wootton's Mill Park
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