Hundreds of thousands of travelers choose to visit destinations known for their bird species. Mass migrations of species draw thousands of “birders” to any given area each year. Places such as the Big Bend area of Texas, Whitefish Point in Michigan and others known as stopping points along migration routes for hundreds of bird species draw thousands of tourists each year. In honor of the 226th birthday of one of the most important names in the birding world, John James Audubon, Tradewinds Vacations invites you to explore some of the top destinations for birders in the U.S. Visit some of the most well known areas for enjoying a birding adventure this Spring with Tradewinds Vacations.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore – Not just in Spring but all year round, birding is one of the most popular activities at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Nearly 400 species of birds have been sighted within this area and the surrounding areas of the Outer Banks. Although birds can be seen in huge numbers throughout the year, the best time to really experience the birds of the area is during spring with the migration of both shore and land birds. Some of the birds you may expect to see year round here include:
Grand Isle Birding Trail and Migratory Bird Festival – Linking several birding areas together, this trail is the first birding travel in Louisiana. It offers a variety of ecosystems for hundreds of bird species. The areas included in the trail are:
Lafitte Woods Preserve
Grand Isle Port Commission Marsh
LSU Ag Center Woods
During the festival birders can expect to see between 120 to 170 species of birds from a variety of habitats. Even if you missed the festival, birding in the area is still at it’s peak right now making this a birders paradise in spring.
Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival
Known as the premier birding event of the year, this year is the festivals 21st year in existence. Speakers, events, activities, workshops and great opportunities to get out and enjoy hundreds of bird species, the festival takes place from May 5 through the 8 this year.
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Spring is a great time to get out and enjoy natures splendor. Tradewinds Vacations invites you to get out and enjoy the many wonders that nature provides. Learn more about these and other great ways to vacation with Tradewinds Vacations as your travel partner. Whether you enjoy birding, hiking, biking, fishing, shopping, eating or art, you can experience all of this and more by vacationing with Tradewinds Vacations.