Special Report

Best Places to Birdwatch in Every State

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36. Oklahoma
> Best place to birdwatch: Red Slough Wildlife Management Area
> All-time bird sightings in Red Slough Wildlife Management Area: 314 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Common Grackle (100,000 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Oklahoma last 10 yrs.: Common Grackle (100,000 sightings)
> State bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

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37. Oregon
> Best place to birdwatch: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
> All-time bird sightings in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: 301 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Wilson’s Phalarope (13,000 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Oregon last 10 yrs.: Sooty Shearwater (350,000 sightings)
> State bird: Western Meadowlark

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38. Pennsylvania
> Best place to birdwatch: Presque Isle State Park
> All-time bird sightings in Presque Isle State Park: 313 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Ring-billed Gull (330,000 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Pennsylvania last 10 yrs.: Common Grackle (200,000 sightings)
> State bird: Ruffed Grouse

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39. Rhode Island
> Best place to birdwatch: Block Island
> All-time bird sightings in Block Island: 293 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Common Eider (5,000 sightings)
> Most seen bird in Rhode Island last 10 yrs.: Tree Swallow (150,000 sightings)
> State bird: Rhode Island Red

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40. South Carolina, Wild Turkey
> Best place to birdwatch: Huntington Beach State Park
> All-time bird sightings in Huntington Beach State Park: 325 species
> Most seen bird in Dauphin Island: Tree Swallow (7,500 sightings)
> Most seen bird in South Carolina, Wild Turkey last 10 yrs.: Tree Swallow (144,000 sightings)
> State bird: Carolina Wren, Wild Turkey