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Birding in Sonoma County

Russian River

Russian River at Riverfront Park

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Sonoma County offers some of the best birding in the country. The diversity of habitat, combined with its location on the west-coast migration route, provides great birding opportunities all year long. As of 2015, over 450 species have been seen and confirmed in the county. For more detailed information on exact locations and services, please visit Sonoma County Bird Watching Spots at www.colintalcroft.com, maintained by photographer and birder Colin Talcroft.

Below are birding locations, with corresponding grid numbers showing their rough location on the map. Many of these locations are visited each year on Madrone's free field trips - check the calendar for upcoming trips and directions.

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Sonoma County Birding Locations

Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Birding Locations

Santa Rosa

Bodega Bay Birding Locations

Bodega Bay

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Audubon is now offering its Bird App Guide for free: Go to Audubon's app site.

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