About Birdingplaces

On Birdingplaces you can find thousands of great places for birdwatching in Europe and the Mediterranean. With all the info you need to go birding in the area. New areas are described and added by birdwatchers every day, including more and more birdwatching spots outside Europe.

the Easy way to find bird watching areas

Birdingplaces makes it easy to find detailed birding info. Click on an area and you get a detailed description and map with everything you need to know. For example where bird hides and the best viewpoints are located, the right time for a visit and a list of birds you can expect to see.

made by and for birders

Birdwatchers from all over Europe share their favourite bird watching areas on Birdingplaces. This pan-European community of birders is creating a comprehensive online guide to birdwatching in Europe. Made by and for birders and free for all users.

Help us to enrich the map and share your favourite birdingspots with us. Thousands of birders from all over Europe are already joining. And you will benefit yourself from all the birdingplaces other birders add on the website. #EnjoyAndProtect!


> Is free for all users. This is possible thanks to our sponsors, webshop and donations from users. This covers the costs of building, maintaining, editing and coordinating the website. Quality optics brand Leica is our main sponsor and has supported us from the very beginning.

> Aims to contribute to the protection of birds by connecting more people to birdwatching. The more people enjoy birds, the greater the support base for the protection of birds and their habitats

> Wants to help raise awareness of the importance of good protection of natural areas. Our slogan is #EnjoyAndProtect!

> Encourages users to support BirdLife International or become a member or donor of a national BirdLife-partner.

> Monitors all information on the website on sensitive data. If we think disturbance of vulnerable or endangered bird species might occur, we remove the information from the website.

> Can be used both at home and on location. For example, when you arrive in an area, you can open the map of the birdingplace you are visiting on your phone and you can easily follow the set route.

Help us make Birdingplaces better

If you have any suggestions how to make Birdingplaces.eu better for birders, please let us know!

Support Birdingplaces

Our goal is that the use of Birdingplaces remains free. For this we depend on donations from sponsors and users. You can support Birdingplaces by buying an item in our webshop or by donating money. Thanks for your support!

Win Leica Optics

Together with our main sponsor Leica we organize give-aways and competitions. Here you can find the winners of the 'Go in and Win' give-away of 2020 and the 'Bird Migration Competition' we organized in 2021. Our latest promotion was running last winter and spring. Check here to see who won the Leica binoculars in 2022! Next fall and winter we will start a new giveaway with Leica, so keep an eye on the website.

These people make Birdingplaces work

> Team Birdingplaces: Bas Engels, Louise Prévot, Elodie Le Quellec, Juan Gallego Zamorano, Anders Larsson, Thomas Büttel, Massimo Grion, Krzysztof Tokaj, Joao Amado, Chris van der Heijden

> The technical and creative brains: Bram Linssen Web Developement and Bas Reijnen Web Design

> The maps we use on Birdingplaces are built with the support of Mapbox Community

> Big thanks to the photographers who make their birdpics available for Birdingplaces:  Jankees Schwiebbe (www.birdphoto.nl), Pedro Monteiro, Klaas de Jong, Martijn Verdoes / AGAMI, Aron Tanti, Ray Galea, Frank Dhermain, Steven Schulting, Axel Kirby, Sasja van Vechgel, Andrew W. Clarke, Ray Hennessy, Marnix Roels, Bernhard Herren, Petar Iankov, John Cantelo, J. Vreekamp, Raúl Marín, Lasse Olsson (www.birding.se), Ergün Cengiz, Herbert Bödendorfer, Peter Zeller, Andrés Rojas Sánchez, Tsilianidis Saky, Joao Amado, Christian Brinkman, Thiemo Karwinkel, Bernhard Sammler, Maurizio Sighele, Horacio Matarasso, Murat Kocas, Tom Cadwallender, Howard King, Bosalman, Peter Watthy, MPF, Brendan Doe, Lars Soerink (www.vildaphoto.net), Christer Sundström, Frank McClintock, Georgina Cole, Karen Helsen, Arjun Dutta, Graham Sorrie, Edson Moroni, Tora Benzeyen, Gerard Span, Marc Guyt / AGAMI , Roy de Haas / AGAMI, Patrick Meurin, Jonathan Klawitter, Piet Grasmaijer