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Birdwatching Locations
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Managed By: Icon Here Birdwatchers
Description:
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!
Expanded Description:
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!
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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Variables:
  • Park Name
  • Sponsoring Organization
  • Handicap Accessible?
  • Website
  • Entrance Fee
  • List any Hides, Birding Towers, or other structures to assist in Birdwatching found at the location
  • Parking Coordinates
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Image for Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center  - Milford, CTview gallery

NENE56.2 km

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Birdwatching LocationsConnecticut Audubon Coastal Center - Milford, CT

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Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center Sanctuary at Milford Point - Milford, CT

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 5/20/2011

last visited: never

Image for Lou Picone Memorial Blind - Great Swamp, Basking Ridge, NJ, USAview gallery

WW78.4 km

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Birdwatching LocationsLou Picone Memorial Blind - Great Swamp, Basking Ridge, NJ, USA

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This memorial blind in one of several blinds in the Great Swamp.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 79scouts

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/7/2012

last visited: never

Image for Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge  -  Basking Ridge, NJview gallery

WW80.3 km

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Birdwatching LocationsGreat Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Basking Ridge, NJ

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The coordinates for this waymark refer to one of the overlooks within the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/28/2011

last visited: 9/14/2019

Image for Eagle Observation Area - Barryville, NY, USAview gallery

NWNW138.9 km

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Birdwatching LocationsEagle Observation Area - Barryville, NY, USA

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A great spot for view Bald Eagles along the Delaware River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SKPnGo

location: New York

date approved: 9/12/2008

last visited: 8/24/2011

Image for Song Birds Sing @ Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area - Moorestown, NJview gallery

SWSW144.2 km

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Birdwatching LocationsSong Birds Sing @ Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area - Moorestown, NJ

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This 34 acre park offers fantastic opportunities for bird watching & wildlife viewing. Upland & lowland forests, fields, tidal wetlands, & the open water of the Rancocas Creek all overlap in this small area to create a haven for many types of bird.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 12/7/2010

last visited: never

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