Birds in New Hampshire
New Hampshire is a small state, there is no denying it. However, it certainly has Mount Washington as it is elevated from sea level. The habitat reflects this diversity and in turn you see these in the species found here.
What Is The State Bird Of New Hampshire?
New Hampshire decided on the Purple Finch as its state bird in 1957. The species, though named the Purple Finch, possess a plumage that’s more a mix or red and purple with a mix of black at the wings and a bill that’s dull yellow in color.
What Are the Top Bird Watching Spots In New Hampshire?
Odiorne Point State Park is about 330 acres and a little on the side of underdeveloped. It’s on the shoreline of the Atlantic Coast and used to visit Red Throated Loon, Great Cormorant and Bonaparte’s Gull. In fall, there’s lots of Broad winged Hawk, and Northern Harrier.
The Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge was formerly an airport, now an 1000 acres of area for protecting different species. Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird and Osprey are among some of the birds seen here.
Hampton Beach State Park can brag about having all three species of Scooters, King Eider and Black Guillemot.
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How Many Birds Can You See in New Hampshire?
Birds in New Hampshire can be divided into 416 species in total. Rockingham has seen about 393 of these species. Strafford and Merrimack aren’t that far behind with a count of 310 and 289. Meanwhile, Grafton and Hillsborough share the same count of 286, though the bird species you see in both the counties can be quite different.
If you want to see the most variety of species in an area, NH coast is your best chance with a count now settled at 302. Odiorne Point SP, Rye, which has seen nesting and migration of 297 species in total along with Isles of Shoals–Star Island, Rye with a number of 262 also make the cut.
Top Birds To See In New Hampshire
Wood Ducks aren’t easy to come by in New Hampshire, though you do have better chances of seeing them if you go to the birding hotspots. The duck has so many shades that one can’t really explain it in words, but do know they are made for photo books.
Bald Eagles are another respected species of New Hampshire. These species are predators by nature and always seem on the lookout for their next target. Be careful while trying to locate them on your birdwatching trips.
Common Birds To See In New Hampshire
Tufted Titmouse and Eastern Bluebirds are all over New Hampshire, but mainly in Manchester and Nashua. These cities are also used for Piping Plover and Purple Finch.
The strip of Atlantic Coast claimed by New Hampshire is quite small, about 15 miles expanding from north to south. That’s also the hotspots of the state, and where you see the most species count.