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Wildlife Viewing Guide
  Wildlife Viewing | Using this Guide | Getting the Most from Your Trip | Doing It Right | Map Information

Getting the Most From Your Trip

Like most recreational activities, wildlife viewing can be as simple or as involved as you want it to be. There are situations where you can be successful without ever leaving your car or back porch swing; on the other hand, there are experiences that require extensive planning, dedication, and physical stamina.

Wildlife viewing is an exciting activity, and much of this excitement stems from the fact that you can never be sure what you might see. If you spend much time at all at any of the sites in this Web-based viewing guide, you will see wildlife of one kind or another. Some days will be better than others, but there are several things you can do to greatly increase your chances of success.

Click on the titles to learn more about Wildlife Viewing or see this plain, text version.

Easy does it
       The best way to see more wildlife....
Timing is everything
       Different wildlife are active at different times of day....
Choose the season
       Just as with time of day, wildlife activity also varies with season....
Use equipment to help
       There is a tremendous variety of equipment and accessories to help....
Come prepared
       The sites in this guide encompass the full range of outdoor experiences....
All in good time
       Patience is a virtue for wildlife watchers....
Just one more trail
Wildlife watching is a great reason to get out on the ground and hike....


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