Water is always a big draw for any migrant species, plus our local resident birds. It has been so dry of late (with no real relief in sight) that birds are even more dependent on water features and old-fashioned bird baths right now. Just remember to change the water at least once a day, maybe more if the action is heavy.
You don’t have to get off trail to see the birds now. A casual stroll around a nicely landscaped yard or along a greenway will produce something to see. Don’t forget your binoculars!