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Old 01-10-2012, 05:08 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Depends what you want to see. I would say the larger, better preserved national parks are always your best bet, as well as the nature reserves/wildlife preserves. If you're heading down to Oz I can recommend some areas that are particularly known for their wildlife.
I imagine it will be a while before I make it to Oz but I would love to hear what you have to say.

To the rest of you, thanks for the advice.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Costa Rica is outstanding. We had howler monkeys, coatis, blue land crabs, numerous birds and huge iguanas on the resort. On various tours we saw parrots, toucans, varieties of butterflies, basilisk lizard, fiddler crabs and crocodiles. The bus drivers were great about locating and pulling over to point out wildlife. My only disappointment was missing a sloth, who decided to move to an unknown location.
As far as UNDERWATER wildlife, Belize had the most variety of anyplace we have snorkeled so far. Nurse sharks, stingrays, moray eels, cuttlefish, and many varieties of shrimp, starfish, reef fish, corals and urchins.
Keep in mind, many islands do not have a wide variety of wildlife because of remoteness. Also, rainforests are not a good place to see a lot of mammals and birds because they don't like to be constantly wet. Temperate forests and tropical jungles are probably your best choice for variety.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:32 AM
 
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I imagine it will be a while before I make it to Oz but I would love to hear what you have to say.

To the rest of you, thanks for the advice.
If you're into birdwatching there are countless places for that, even in the cities.

If you're interested in other types of wildlife:

In WA, we have Dryandra Woodland, known for being home to many native marsupials including endangered species.

Kangaroo Island off the South Australia coast is known for the abundance of wildlife.

Kakadu National Park is best known for crocodiles and is also home to many species of reptiles, amphibians, euros, wallabies and of course birds like the jabiru.

Daintree National Park is home to rainforest species like the Spotted Cuscus, Tree Kangaroos and Gliders.

NSW has places like Dorrigo NP, Lamington NP.

Victoria has several good places.

In Tasmania Cradle Mountain National Park has many species including pademelons, wallabies, wombats, Tasmanian devils.

Australia is also great for marine life as you can imagine.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:52 AM
 
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Botswana is considered the Jewel of the Southern part of Africa. So I would suggest going on safari there.
The Red Sea especially off the Israeli coast has a small barrier reef which is good for diving and watching marine life. You can also see the marine life from the Eilat Underwater Observatory at the local marine museum (in Israel).
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Costa Rica is outstanding. We had howler monkeys, coatis, blue land crabs, numerous birds and huge iguanas on the resort. On various tours we saw parrots, toucans, varieties of butterflies, basilisk lizard, fiddler crabs and crocodiles. The bus drivers were great about locating and pulling over to point out wildlife. My only disappointment was missing a sloth, who decided to move to an unknown location.
As far as UNDERWATER wildlife, Belize had the most variety of anyplace we have snorkeled so far. Nurse sharks, stingrays, moray eels, cuttlefish, and many varieties of shrimp, starfish, reef fish, corals and urchins.
Keep in mind, many islands do not have a wide variety of wildlife because of remoteness. Also, rainforests are not a good place to see a lot of mammals and birds because they don't like to be constantly wet. Temperate forests and tropical jungles are probably your best choice for variety.
I have been to Costa Rica and loved it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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If you're into birdwatching there are countless places for that, even in the cities.

If you're interested in other types of wildlife:

In WA, we have Dryandra Woodland, known for being home to many native marsupials including endangered species.

Kangaroo Island off the South Australia coast is known for the abundance of wildlife.

Kakadu National Park is best known for crocodiles and is also home to many species of reptiles, amphibians, euros, wallabies and of course birds like the jabiru.

Daintree National Park is home to rainforest species like the Spotted Cuscus, Tree Kangaroos and Gliders.

NSW has places like Dorrigo NP, Lamington NP.

Victoria has several good places.

In Tasmania Cradle Mountain National Park has many species including pademelons, wallabies, wombats, Tasmanian devils.

Australia is also great for marine life as you can imagine.
Thank-you.
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