Cities have become more bird-friendly as more people take to the skies, and now the list has expanded to include the world’s best birding destinations.
Recode spoke to some of the world-famous birding hotspots and ranked the best places for birds in the United States, China, and Russia.1.
Krakow, PolandThe city of Krakows Poland is home to some the most impressive birding spots in the country.
Birdwatchers flock to the Polish capital on a regular basis, and there are countless birds you can see at the city’s famous Zoo of the World.2.
Krasnodar, RussiaThe Krasnovodar National Park in Russia has been the site of a string of bird-watching adventures for decades, including some spectacular photos taken by famed photographer Sergei Eisenstein.3.
Kolkata, IndiaThe city that made the New York Times best-seller list and hosted the 2016 Winter Olympics, Kolkatta, India, is known for its stunning nature.
Bird watchers flock here to watch birds, birds-in-the-streets, and wildlife in the park.4.
Pune, IndiaWhile Pune is not as famous for bird watching as it is for other birding activities, its birdwatching trails are as well.
These are some of India’s most popular bird-spotting locations, including the Pune River in Pune and the Taj Mahal Gardens in Puducherry.5.
Toronto, CanadaToronto is known as one of the best cities in the U.S. for birdwatching, with its parks and natural beauty and its many outdoor cafes and restaurants.6.
Amsterdam, NetherlandsAs the Netherlands is a bird-loving nation, there are plenty of birdwatching spots to visit.
Bird lovers flock to Amsterdam to see birds, the Netherlands has a bird sanctuary and several bird sanctuaries in the city.7.
Rome, ItalyA bird lover’s paradise, Rome is famous for its cityscape and beaches, and its bird parks are just as impressive as its urban parks.8.
Madrid, SpainWhile not as well known for birding as other cities, Madrid has some amazing birding locations, and birders flock here regularly to view birds.9.
Tokyo, JapanBird lovers flock here for the city of Tokyo to see the stunning Tokyo Tower and other landmark sites.10.
Athens, GreeceThe country’s bird-watchers have made a name for themselves for years.
Birders flock to Athens for its famous Athens Bird Sanctuary, as well as for bird-taming tours.11.
Madrid , SpainThe Bird World in Spain is a city where it’s easy to spot some of Europe’s most spectacular birding sites, including The Basilica of St. John the Divine, the Bibliotheque de Catalunya, and the Basket Museum of Art.12.
Paris, FranceWhile not a city you would want to get lost in on a sunny day, Paris is famous as a birding city, and you can count on some of Paris’s best birds to come out to admire them.13.
Milan, ItalyWhile not known for being a bird lover, Milan has a number of bird spots to explore.
Birdspotters flock here at Milan’s famed Città d’Avignon Museum, which is renowned for its magnificent bird collection.14.
Ljubljana, SloveniaWhile Slovenia is known more for its ski resorts than birdwatching in general, bird watchers visit Ljubbra in Slovenia’s second largest city, which boasts several bird-like attractions.15.
Berlin, GermanyThe city where Michael Jackson famously appeared on stage and where a German band called “The Hives” performed live shows, Berlin, which has a population of more than 100 million people, is also known for having some of its most beautiful birding sights.16.
Milan , ItalyThe birding community of Milan is known to have a number other birdwatching hotspots, including its Bicicletti, a bird reserve.17.
Bologna, ItalyThe Bolognese Bird Sanctuary has become famous for the unique nature of its bird-filled forests, and is known around the world for its beautiful landscapes and birdwatching.18.
Milan and Bologno, ItalyMilan and Bognon, Italy are known for their beautiful nature, and they are known to flock to these two cities to see some of Italy’s most beautiful nature.19.
Punta Arenas, SpainThe Spanish island of Punta Cana, where Spain hosts many of its famous birdwatching locations, has become known as the Bird Mecca of the Caribbean, due to the abundance of birds.20.
New York, New YorkNew York has a lot of birding options, and birds flock to many of the city, from the historic Upper West Side to the Catskills, to name a