A short-eared owl standing on a wooden fencepost

Birdwatching is one of the simplest ways to enjoy the outdoors. Over 290 species of birds reside in or migrate through the District.  You can actively seek out certain birds or passively notice them. Birdwatching can be free, or you can invest in a good pair of binoculars or other equipment to pursue the sport. Birdwatching is enjoyed by people of all ages and from all backgrounds.