Birding in

About Birding

IN Kansas

Kansas has 11 different physiographic regions that can be generally categorized as woodlands, wetlands, and grasslands. Because of the diversity of habitats, there’s a notable variety of bird species, including some rare species. 

The state is located on the Central Flyway, an important north-south migratory route for waterfowl and shorebirds birds. Inland marshes such as Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area play host to remarkable spectacles.

reservoir vs lake

Technically, most all Kansas impoundments are defined as Reservoirs. But, we use the term “lake” interchangably. When you see the terms lake or reservoir, they mean the same thing on this site.


Kansas Birding Habitats

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Trail Tip

Wear neutral colors to blend in better with your surroundings while birding.