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Old 01-07-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Where are some good destinations for watching wildlife worldwide? I know that Africa would be interesting, but I am a little nervous about that continent just because of the disease factor. Can anyone name some stable parts of the world that have good areas for wildlife watching? I'm thinking of places like national parks and reserves.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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South Georgia (the island in the South Atlantic, and not the southern part of the state)

You can see some of my pictures from my picasa site:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1060541.../SouthGeorgia#
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Nice pictures!
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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The Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)!
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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The Galapagos are on my list.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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I was impressed with Alaska's wildlife viewing. Some of our national parsk (Yellowstone) as well.

The wildlife areas of Africa aren't bad in terms of desiese. The big cities are perhaps, but you simply avoid them. Get up to date vaccines and take some malaria pills and you are good to go.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If you're knowledgeable enough about wildlife to do self-guided, you can find plenty of wildlife everywhere. My wife and I saw over 400 species of birds in Asia, from Korea to Indonesia to Nepal, just by riding the bus to small towns, checking into a hotel, and walking out of town with binoculars and a field guide book. Never assisted by any guides, just on our own. Never in any wildlife parks, just whatever habitat happened to be nearby.

Ive identified by ear the calls of 40 different frog/toad species in North America. Wildlife is out there, you just have to pay attention.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Yes ^^^ all countries would have some type of wildlife, just depends on you---anything particular you would like to see? and how far are you willing to travel etc. Are accomodations important?

I have been to several countries that have embraced natural beauty/wildlife of their lands as something to be cherished and preserved. Costa Rica is one of these countries.... many parks and preserves and eco-tourist lodges. GREAT trip and awesome wildlife, much different than in North America of course

Trinidad and Tobago are similar... ecotourism is big here but does not mean you must be in a travel group ie bus etc, just that the lands and animals are protected...the lodges green etc.

Have fun deciding.....

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Old 01-09-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: rain city
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My place.

Not ten minutes ago an eagle just soared by my window.

Here is a link from our local news website, West Seattle Blog, with charming photos of our local wildlife neighbors.

West Seattle Blog… 2011 in review, second installment: West Seattle wildlife
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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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.
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