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Viewing Sites


Manzano Mountains HawkWatch International Viewing Site (Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, New Mexico)

Thirty years of observing 18 species of migrating raptors at sky islands, 9000 feet high, golden eagles, Swainson’s hawk, ferruginous hawks, northern harriers, sharp-shinned hawks, Cooper’s hawks, northern goshawks, beautiful vistas.

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Baby Elk

Big Valle NatureWatch Viewing Site (Carson National Forest, New Mexico)

Elk bugling, wild turkey, mountain lion, ermine, bobcat, mule deer, cacophonies of birds, mariposa lily, penstemon, skyrocket wildflowers, backcountry hiking and camping.

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Sea Lion

Baird Glacier NatureWatch Viewing Site (Tongass National Forest, Alaska)

Fjords, glaciers, humpback whales, orca, and arctic terns, renowned for having the longest migration of any bird, from pole to pole.

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Black Bear Cub with Pink Salmon

Anan NatureWatch Viewing Site (Tongass National Forest, Alaska)

Pink salmon runs, black and brown bears, river otters, wolves, bald eagles, moose, yellow cedar, public recreation cabin available for wildlife viewing.

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Glade Top Trail NatureWatch Viewing Site (Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri)

American smoke trees, vibrant fall wildflowers, songbirds, red bat, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, Caney Picnic Area, chinkapin oak, and goldenrod.

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Heron with Fish

Woodlands NatureWatch Viewing Site (Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky)

Inland canoeing, hiking trails, purple martins, fence lizards, fallow deer, blue grosbeaks, bald eagles, Hematite Lake, and Empire Point Vista.

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Bird in Pond

Red Slough NatureWatch Viewing Site (Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma)

Wet prairies, 320 species of birds, 84 species of butterflies, white ibis, American alligator, black-bellied whistling ducks, painted bunting, roseate spoonbill, and an annual birding festival.

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