48 Hours of Birding

48 Hours of Birding (and Other Things): New Orleans

— Laid-back birding in this urban gem gives "The Big Easy" a new meaning.
The ice-covered Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse on Whiskey Island is one of the best spots for spotting gulls in the city. Holmes Coastal Images/Alamy

48 Hours of Birding (and Other Things): Cleveland, Ohio

— As the big freeze sets upon this industrial city, so do the raptors, finches, and waterbirds.

48 Hours of Birding (and Other Things): Santa Fe, New Mexico

— Chasing western birds is yet another reason to visit the Southwest’s most beloved city.
The city of Portland, where the Willamette River meets the Columbia River. Bruce Forster

48 Hours of Birding (and Other Things): Portland, Oregon

— Riverside rambles, cool weather, and culinary greatness make Portland an ideal natural hub.
A mural at 3114 N. Classen Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Matthew Rutledge/Flickr Creative Commons

48 Hours of Birding (and Other Things): Oklahoma City

— Get a kick out of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and Painted Buntings along Route 66.
A Great Egret blazes by the Manhattan traffic. Cal Vornberger

48 Hours of Birding (and Other Things): New York City

— There's nothing like spring migration in Manhattan and Queens.