If you ever snorkeled in the Florida Keys, mountain biked in southern Arizona, or kayaked around the San Juan islands, you might have forgotten to look up.
If you did, you would have been rewarded. So many great outdoor destinations happen to be in places where rare, spectacular birds, call home.
You don’t need to be a hardcore birder to appreciate taking a break from your bike, run, or paddle to spot a falcon, Bald Eagle, or flamingo.
We talked to birding expert and field guide author Kenn Kaufman about the best spots in the U.S. for birding that also happen to be worth visiting on their own.