National Geographic Travel reveals world’s best birdwatching destinations

National Geographic Travel have revealed their top destinations for bird lovers across the globe.

Topping the list of best birdwatching destinations is South Georgia Island in the Atlantic Ocean, home to a colony of half a million King Penguins, standing at three feet tall.

The archipelago has been recognised by Birdlife International as Important Birds Areas (IBA).

South Georgia and South Sandwich are also inhabited by birds that are unique to the islands such as the South Georgia shag, pipit and pintail.

Bird lovers will also enjoy a trip to Cape May in New Jersey, which offers stunning views of the Spring and Fall migrations, watching hummingbirds in Ecuador and birds-of-paradise in New Guinea.

Look through this gallery to see the best destinations for birdwatching in the world.

Other locations with thriving birdlife include Brazil, Western Australia and Israel.

National Geographic Travel’s full article – The World’s best destinations for bird-watching.

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