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Birding in New Hampshire

Click on a county name on the map or the alphabetical list of New Hampshire counties to find birding locations in the county. Enter all or part of the name of a location in the search box on the left to search for a particular location.











Town List

Birding destinations listed alphabetically by town

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New Hampshire County Map Belknap County Carroll County Cheshire County Coos County Grafton County Hillsborough County Merrimack County Rockingham County Strafford County Sullivan County

Statewide Bar Charts by Season by Month
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Links to eBird

Explore New HampshireOverview Counties Hotspots Recent visits
Top New Hampshire eBirdersAll Time Current Year
My eBird New Hampshire linksLife List Year List Month List

Where to Go Birding

Some of the major birding destinations in New Hampshire are:

You might get some ideas for where to go birding by looking up these external links about state natural areas:

And of course, lots of local birding groups run field trips. Try some of these:
Seacoast chapter, New Hampshire Audubon
Nashaway chapter, New Hampshire Audubon
Mascoma chapter, New Hampshire Audubon
Maine Audubon Society
York County chapter, Maine Audubon
Midcoast chapter, Maine Audubon
Merrymeeting chapter, Maine Audubon
Stanton Bird Club, Lewiston, Maine
Brookline Bird Club, Massachusetts

Listserves and Birding Links

New Hampshire Birds is the statewide New Hampshire birding email list.

New Hampshire Statewide Rare Bird Alert: Report to (603) 224-9900 or birdsetc@nhaudubon.org
(put "Rare Bird Alert" or "bird sighting" in subject line)

  • As if that's not enough, there's more. Check out our Links

20 Top Birding Locations in New Hampshire

  1. Odiorne Point State Park
  2. New Hampshire Coast
  3. Isles of Shoals--Star Island
  4. Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant
  5. Rye Harbor State Park
  6. Isles of Shoals--White and Seavey Islands
  7. Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  8. Pickering Ponds
  9. Horseshoe Pond, Concord
  10. Hinsdale Setbacks
  11. Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge
  12. Great Boars Head
  13. Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant
  14. Hampton Beach State Park
  15. Morrills Farm
  16. Hampton Harbor
  17. Rt. 155A farm fields
  18. Lubberland Creek Preserve
  19. Pawtuckaway State Park
  20. Strafford County Farm Complex