Birding at Lake Tahoe

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Visiting Tahoe? Bring binos? Go Birding!

Birds love South Tahoe’s mix of lakefront, marsh, meadow, forest and riparian habitats.
Birders love the mix of birds. Western mountain residents. Seasonal visitors. Migrants. Wide-spread species.

Where are good places to bird at Tahoe?
What birds might I see?
Is there someone to show me around?
Bird Tahoe is here to help.

Looking to have experienced local birders guide you? – What We Do
Ready to explore Tahoe’s prime birding spots on your own? – Places to Bird
Go on an outing with Bird Tahoe – Contact Us


A little birder quiz:

What do you call a woodpecker with a white head?
— White-headed Woodpecker
Where can you see a White-headed Woodpecker?
— Lake Tahoe

What do you call an eagle with a white head?
— Bald Eagle
Where can you see a Bald Eagle?
— Lake Tahoe

What do you call a chickadee with a white eyebrow?
— Mountain Chickadee
Where can you see a Mountain Chickadee?
— Lake Tahoe

Where can you see a Steller’s Jay, Western Tanager, Pygmy Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, American Dipper, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Nashville Warbler and many other Mountain/Western birds?
— Lake Tahoe

Go birding at Tahoe with Bird Tahoe as your guide.