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Are you a fan of birdwatching or birding? In the wild or in Aviaries, this category spotlights the best places to spy fabulous feathered friends in flight!
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According to Wikipedia: Birdwatching, or birding, is the observation and study of birds with the naked eye or through a visual enhancement device like binoculars.

Multitudes of people all over the world engage in the ornithological hobby known as Birdwatching, or Birding. Several groups have organized as global advocates for birds, providing education and protection for these beautiful animals.

Some of these organizations include:
British Trust for Ornithology [BTO]
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds [RSPB]
National Audubon Society
American Birding Association [ABA]
BirdLife International

The birdwatching location must be for the primary purpose of birdwatching, be designated by a government entity or other preservation society with interests in protecting birds and have a sign to identify the area for birdwatching. The public must visit this location with the intention of birdwatching.

When birdwatching, please mind the Code of Birding Ethics, published by the American Birding Association.

There are laws that protect birds who are both on and off the Endangered Species list.
Do not break any laws while posting or visiting a waymark.

Everyone who enjoys birds and birding must always respect wildlife, its environment, and the rights of others. In any conflict of interest between birds and birders, the welfare of the birds and their environment comes first - ABA
Instructions for Posting a Birdwatching Locations Waymark:
To post a waymark to this category, waymarkers must submit the following:
• a minimum of two clear, original images that include
→ a legible image of a sign which identifies the area as a birdwatching location (eg. aviary, birding trail, habitat, nesting area, etc.)
→ an image of at least one preferred site at this location which is best set up for viewing birds. This can be an image of a bird blind, a raised platform, etc.
• more images, especially of birds, is strongly encouraged
• coordinates to the Birdwatching Location using a handheld GPSr at a distance that provides sufficient view without creating any disturbance to the wildlife
• include at least one multiple sentence paragraph on what visitors can hope to see when coming to this waymark and please mention some of the types of birds a visitor should keep a look-out for.

Please name your waymark in the following format Name - Location format:
Name - City, State/Province/Territory, Country
For example:
Birdwatching Location - Chicago, IL, USA

The birdwatching location must be for the primary purpose of birdwatching, be designated by a government entity or other preservation society with interests in protecting birds and have a sign to identify the area for birdwatching. The public must visit this location with the intention of birdwatching.

When birdwatching, please mind the Code of Birding Ethics, published by the American Birding Association.

Zoos and Theme Parks that provide education to the public, are actively involved in preservation, and provide an aviary for people to view and interact with the birds will be accepted. Waymarkers posting this type of location should complete the Entrance Fees variable and provide information within the Long Description that details the work the location does to help birds.

There are laws that protect birds who are both on and off the Endangered Species list.
Do not break any laws while posting or visiting a waymark.

Creating waymarks for Endangered Species of birds is strongly discouraged but will be accepted if the location is in a public place that is knowingly visited often by the public, meets the requirements of the category, and gives a clear effort to protect the birds.

Please submit one waymark per site. This includes Zoos and other established centers that have more than one aviary or other birdwatching location. Additional waypoints and information is always encouraged and appreciated!
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A clear, original image is required to log a visit to a waymark in this category. The image must contain a bird at the site, a nest, or other evidence that visitors partook in the delight of birdwatching at this site. Please tell us about your experience with an identification of a bird or two that you've seen!
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Variables:
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  • Sponsoring Organization
  • Handicap Accessible?
  • Website
  • Entrance Fee
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  • Parking Coordinates
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Birdwatching LocationsPitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area — Pitt Meadows, BC

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Over 200 species of birds have been documented in the Pitt-Addington Marsh WMA including Greater Sandhill Cranes.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 10/12/2019

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsVogelbeobachtungskanzel am Förmitzspeicher - Schwarzenbach a.d.S., Bayern, Deutschland

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Birdwatching platform unfar from Schwarzenbach/S.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 10/1/2019

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsEcovia do Litoral - Faro, Portugal

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A wooden shelter for birds observation close to Faro

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 6/27/2019

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsObservatoire à Oiseaux du Gorgeais - Lairoux, Pays de la Loire, France

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[FR] L'observatoire du Gorgeais dans le Marée Poitevin, idéal pour observer de nombreux oiseaux. [EN] The observatory of Gorgeais in the Poitevin tide, ideal to observe many birds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 6/8/2019

last visited: 6/17/2019

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Birdwatching LocationsLong Point World Biosphere Reserve - Long Point, Ontario

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Long Point is a world-renowned refuge and stopover for migrating birds in fall and spring, and waterfowl viewing is excellent in March and April. This stand was purpose built for birdwatching and wildlife viewing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/8/2019

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsVogelbeobachtungsturm - Füchtenfeld, Germany

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Bird watching tower (Vogelbeobachtungsturm) located at Georgsdorfer Str near Füchtenfeld, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dreamhummie

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/3/2019

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsAudobon Bird Sanctuary - Dauphin Island, Alabama

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The Audubon Sanctuary on Dauphin Island, Alabama.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas

location: Alabama

date approved: 4/16/2019

last visited: 4/5/2019

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Birdwatching LocationsLa Charca - Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, España

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Bird watching next to the famous dunes in Maspalomas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Islas Canarias, Spain

date approved: 2/23/2019

last visited: 7/28/2019

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Birdwatching LocationsNids de Cigognes - Saint Denis du Payré, Pays de la Loire

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[FR] Un site pour observer les cigognes dans leurs nids. [EN] A site to observe the storks in their nests.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 2/20/2019

last visited: 2/18/2019

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Birdwatching LocationsMikulovice Pond - Mikulovice, Czech Republic

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Mikulovice Pond - Mikulovice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 2/6/2019

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsThe Nature Conservancy’s Hassayampa River Preserve - Wickenburg, AZ

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The Hassayampa River Preserve encompasses one of the few sections of the Hassayampa flowing above ground.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 1/27/2019

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsLog Cabin Park - Carrollton, GA

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Location selected by local bird watchers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Georgia

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: never

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Birdwatching Locations't Kiekgat - Kop van Goeree, ZH , The Netherlands

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Fine birdwatching cabin at Kop van Goeree.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 11/24/2018

last visited: 12/5/2018

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Birdwatching LocationsLa Héronnière du Pain Béni - Chaillé Les Marais, Nouvelle Aquitaine

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[FR] Le nombre de hérons qui nichent dans les arbres de ce site classé par arrêté de biotope est remarquable. [EN] The number of herons that nest in the trees of this site classified by biotope decree is remarkable

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 11/16/2018

last visited: 7/13/2018

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Birdwatching LocationsWildlife Education Boardwalk Observation Tower, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

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Birdwatching tower located in J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 11/11/2018

last visited: 11/6/2018

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Birdwatching Locations"Ding" Darling Observation Tower, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

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Elevated birdwatching tower in the wildlife refuge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 11/2/2018

last visited: 11/2/2018

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Birdwatching LocationsPigott/Stegman Birders Room, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

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Birdwatching room located in the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 10/31/2018

last visited: 10/31/2018

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Birdwatching LocationsLoch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve - Dunkeld, Scotland, UK

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A hide at the Loch of the Lowes to watch ospreys and other birds

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/31/2018

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsBob Donnelly Bird Sanctuary - Page Branch Park - Elsberry, MO

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Sanctuary created to honor a man who spent so much effort to get the park made and opened.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/9/2018

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsAlfred Z. Solomon Grassland Bird Viewing Area - Fort Edward, NY

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This birdwatching site is located County Route 42 in the Town of Fort Edward

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: New York

date approved: 8/4/2018

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsVogelkijkhut De Kevie, Tongeren, Limburg, Belgium

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Vogelkijkhut 'De Kevie', Natuurgebied, Natuurpunt, Tongeren, Limburg, Belgium

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TeamYakara

location: Limburg, Belgium

date approved: 7/29/2018

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsBird Observation Hut Fanel Nature Reserve - Gampelen, BE, Switzerland

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This bird observation hut stands in the nature reserve Fanel at the shore of Lake Neuchâtel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Bern, Switzerland

date approved: 7/29/2018

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsBird Meadows - Kozmice, Czech Republic

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Bird Meadows - Kozmice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 6/2/2018

last visited: 7/14/2018

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Birdwatching LocationsVan Wagners Beach Viewing Platform- Hamilton Ontario

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Part of the West End of Lake Ontario Important Bird Area

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/13/2018

last visited: never

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Birdwatching LocationsFifty Point CA Viewing Platform- Winona Ontario

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Part of the West End of Lake Ontario Important Bird Area

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/13/2018

last visited: never

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