Special Report

Best Places to Birdwatch in Every State

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26. Montana
> Best place to birdwatch: Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge
> All-time bird sightings in Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge: 254 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Wilson’s Phalarope (13,826 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Montana last 10 yrs.: Snow Goose (250,000 sightings)
> State bird: Western Meadowlark

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27. Nebraska
> Best place to birdwatch: Branched Oak State Recreation Area
> All-time bird sightings in Branched Oak State Recreation Area: 269 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Snow Goose (260,000 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Nebraska last 10 yrs.: Snow Goose (750,000 sightings)
> State bird: Western Meadowlark

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28. Nevada
> Best place to birdwatch: Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Corn Creek Field Station
> All-time bird sightings in Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Corn Creek Field Station: 291 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Yellow-rumped Warbler (700 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Nevada last 10 yrs.: Wilson’s Phalarope (100,000 sightings)
> State bird: Mountain Bluebird

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29. New Hampshire
> Best place to birdwatch: Odiorne Point State Park
> All-time bird sightings in Odiorne Point State Park: 289 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Double-crested Cormorant (3,800 sightings)
> Most seen bird in New Hampshire last 10 yrs.: Herring Gull (14,000 sightings)
> State bird: Purple Finch

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30. New Jersey
> Best place to birdwatch: Cape May Point
> All-time bird sightings in Cape May Point: 367 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: American Robin (80,000 sightings)
> Most seen bird in New Jersey last 10 yrs.: American Robin (250,000 sightings)
> State bird: Eastern Goldfinch