New Hampshire is a popular state for birdwatching. Birding Vacations are becoming increasingly popular as more amatuer and professional photographers take to the scenic New Hampshire woods, streams, and forests in search of rarely seen birds. There are several birding hot spots in New Hampshire. The far northern region is where many migratting birds spend spring and summer. The State of New Hampshire operates a Rare Bird Alert telephone number that is 603-224-9900. Do you have great bird photographs, share photos with us.
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The Great North Woods
The boreal forest of the far northern region of the state is a must for bird watchers.There are several lakefront lodges located in the spectacular Great North Woods Region. Pittsburg has been hosting Audobon Society Birdwatching Groups for many years.
White Mountains Region
This region includes the Mt. Washington Valley are thousands of acres of wilderness, ponds, swamps and the White Mountain National Forest. Plenty of great lodging options from campsites, luxury inns, hotels, motels, and vacation homes. Audobon Society Birdwatching Groups have been visiting the region for many years.
Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge
The Pondicherry Preserve provides an exceptional opportunity to view birds and migrating water fowl. Boardwalks and hiking paths. Free parking areas and some wonderful inns nearby.
White Mountain National Forest
Many opportunities and trails
Numerous trails and ponds present terrific birdwatching
Odiorne Point State Park
This seacoast park has tidal pools, marshes, forests and overgrown military bunkers. See migrating shorebirds in summer, Raptors in fall. Purple sandpipers, Grebes and other species winter here.
Pittsburg - Connecticut Lakes Region
This largest in land mass of all NH towns offers hundreds of miles of dirt roads. The Connecticut Lakes, many ponds, rivers and streams. A birdwatchers paradise. Well worth the ride to boreal forests of northern New England.
Mount Washington Valley
Travel the secondary roads or take Route 302 and discover birdwatching opportunities. A walk up Frankenstien's Cliff, or drive through Jefferson's Notch will yield breathtaking views.