Tips for Viewing
The goal of wildlife viewing is to safely observe wildlife
undertaking natural behaviour in their natural habitat.
Follow some of the viewing tips below to increase your
chances of seeing wildlife during your travels throughout
Check the season - most sites
have a time of year when more birds or animals may be
Time of day is important - early
morning and evening are often good times.
Use cover, move slowly and be quiet to
avoid startling wildlife and improve your viewing success.
Be patient – many animals leave tracks,
droppings, nests, sleeping beds and dens if you look carefully.
– provide clues to
help you find and identify wildlife. Guides often include
descriptions of habitat where wildlife can be found.
Binoculars and spotting scopes
– help you view
wildlife and other scenery. They allow you to effectively
search larger areas.
Try different viewing strategies. Scan peaks with binoculars. Look for moose
and bears in old burned or cleared areas where there is abundant shrub growth.
Check for wildlife near lakes and wet areas, their sources of food and cover.