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Local Birding Sites


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Welcome to beautiful San Diego County!

San Diego County boasts the biggest bird list of any county or of any area of equal size in the United States (The San Diego County Bird Atlas): over 520 species across the county! We hope you enjoy getting out there to experience our amazing, biodiverse region, where you may see exciting, endemic birds like the San Diego Cactus Wren, Ridgway's Rail and California Gnatcatcher. 

Happy birding!

Please consider your impacts on birds and the environment when you are birding.  Ethical Birding Guidelines.


  • USFWS logo
  • City of San Diego

  • County of San Diego
    County of San Diego
  • State Coastal Conservancy
  • SANDAg transnet logo
    SANDAg transnet logo
  • Malk Nature Fund
  • Coastkeeper
  • UCNRS logo
  • San Diego Regional Fire Foundation logo
  • Americorps
  • Room & Board
    Room & Board
  • San Diego River Conservancy
  • National Marine Sanctuary Foundation