Virtual Birding Tours
Explore some of North America's favorite birding destinations with the following virtual birding tours. You can move and turn to find birds, then zoom in and try to identify them. You get points for correct identifications and can post your score if you have one of the top scores.
Featured Tour: Northern California (Coastal & Pelagic Species)
Explore some popular Northern California birding destinations, including Cordell Bank with Shearwater Journeys, Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, and Monterey. Test your birding skills with this brief virtual tour featuring 19 sightings of coastal and pelagic birds.
|Virtual Tour:||Northern California|
|Tour Season:||September - November|
Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts is one of the Northeast's leading hotspots for spring migration. This virtual birding tour features 71 bird sightings to identify (including 29 warbler species), 40 with sound clips.
|Virtual Tour:||Mount Auburn Cemetery|
|Tour Season:||Late April - Early May|
Explore several birding destinations in Down East Maine and Southeast New Brunswick, including Machias Seal Island, Campobello Island, Quoddy Head State Park, Great Wass Island, and the Columbia Falls Blueberry Barrens. The virtual birding tour includes 55 bird sightings to identify including coastal, pelagic, and boreal species.
|Virtual Tour:||Down East Maine|
|Tour Season:||Late May - Early August|
The beaches and flats of North Monomoy Island (Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge) and South Beach in Chatham, Massachsetts are an important staging area for autumn shorebirds. Explore this virtual birding tour in search of 57 bird sightings of 35 species with 20 sound clips.
|Virtual Tour:||Monomoy NWR/South Beach|
|Tour Season:||Late July - Early September|
Two of the most popular hawk watches in North America are Cape May State Park in New Jersey and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania. Go hawk watching with this virtual birding tour and test your skills at identifying the 31 sightings of 15 species of hawks and 10 sightings of other birds.
|Virtual Tour:||Hawk Watch!|
|Tour Season:||September - October|
Thousands of ducks and geese winter at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. Explore the refuge with this virtual birding tour and test your skill at identifying the 36 sightings of 29 species of waterfowl and other birds.
|Virtual Tour:||Chincoteague NWR|
|Tour Season:||October - December|
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middleton, Rhode Island is one of the premier locations in the Northeast U.S. for Harlequin Ducks. It also provides good opportunities to see other sea birds during the winter months. Explore Sachuest Point with this virtual birding tour and test your skill at identifying the 43 sightings of 26 species of waterfowl and other birds.
|Virtual Tour:||Sachuest Point NWR|
|Tour Season:||December - February|
Explore several birding destinations in Southwest Florida, including 'Ding' Darling NWR, Corkscrew Swamp Santuary, the Venice Rookery, and Cape Coral. This virtual birding tour has 78 bird sightings to identify, concentrating on the long-legged waders you would be likely to see there during the winter and spring.
|Virtual Tour:||Southwest Florida|
|Tour Season:||January - March|
Every year hundreds of birders journey to the Canadian sub-arctic on the western shore of the Hudson Bay to seek out the specialty birds of Churchill, Manitoba. Get a sense of the excitement with this virtual birding tour and test your skill at identifying the 134 sightings of 61 species of birds.
|Virtual Tour:||Churchill, Manitoba|
|Tour Season:||June - July|
The canyons of the Huachuca Mountains provide some of the best opportunities to find a number of Southeast Arizona specialties including hummingbirds, trogons, and flycatchers. This brief virtual birding tour includes stops at Miller, Garden, and Scheelite Canyons in search of 19 bird sightings.
|Virtual Tour:||Huachuca Canyons|
|Tour Season:||July - August|
This brief virtual birding tour tests your skill at identifying 26 grassland and shrubland species (16 with accompanying songs). The tour then follows the research field crews as they monitor nests.
|Virtual Tour:||Research in Illinois|
|Tour Season:||June - August|
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