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Sat Jul 29, 2023, 10:43 AM Jul 2023

America's 10 best national parks for birding

(Detroit Free Press) Birds’ spring migration and mating season comes to a close by mid-Summer as warmer temperatures emerge, but National Parks across the United States that protect a range of threatened species remain a great place for enthusiasts to catch a glimpse.

Experts with the birding app Birda ranked the top national parks you can visit to check out the beauty of birds.

According to Audubon, birders tend to take it easy in the summer as migration trails off by the beginning of June and birds become less vocal. Most species no longer need to make calls to find a mate or defend territory and are well into raising their young. Exceptions to this are some juvenile Shorebird species, which leave their Arctic breeding grounds by late June and are often seen in marshes or some fields after a heavy rain, according to Audubon.


Here are Birda's top 10 national parks for birding in the U.S., along with more facts about each park.

1. Acadia National Park - Maine

* Birds of Acadia National Park: Bald eagle, Atlantic puffin, peregrine falcon, Blackburnian warbler and woodpecker.
* Number of current bird species with suitable climate in park during summer (from National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring data and eBird observation), according to Audubon:
* Best Acadia birding spots, according to Birda: Jordan Pond, Precipice Trail and Cadillac Mountain.



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