Best Places to Birdwatch in Every State

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1. Alabama
> Best place to birdwatch: Dauphin Island
> All-time bird sightings in Dauphin Island: 326 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Black Tern (12,400 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Alabama last 10 yrs.: Red-winged Blackbird (95,000 sightings)
> State bird: Northern Flicker, Eastern Wild Turkey

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2. Alaska
> Best place to birdwatch: St. Paul Island
> All-time bird sightings in St. Paul Island: 303 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Northern Fulmar (150,000 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Alaska last 10 yrs.: Crested Auklet (2,000,000 sightings)
> State bird: Willow Ptarmigan

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3. Arizona
> Best place to birdwatch: Patagonia Lake State Park
> All-time bird sightings in Patagonia Lake State Park: 314 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Red-winged Blackbird (2,500 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Arizona last 10 yrs.: Tree Swallow (1,200,000 sightings)
> State bird: Cactus Wren

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4. Arkansas
> Best place to birdwatch: Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge
> All-time bird sightings in Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge: 281 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Mallard (245,961 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Arkansas last 10 yrs.: Red-winged Blackbird (250,000 sightings)
> State bird: Mockingbird

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5. California
> Best place to birdwatch: Hayward Regional Shoreline
> All-time bird sightings in Hayward Regional Shoreline: 363 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Western Sandpiper (35,631 sightings)
> Most seen bird in California last 10 yrs.: Brewer’s Blackbird (500,000 sightings)
> State bird: California Quail