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To help you have an experience that is both safe and memorable.
See our wildlife the way they’re meant to be — in the wild. From bird watching under brilliant skies to moonlight hikes to observe nocturnal species, every wildlife watching experience is sure to be unforgettable. The Flagstaff area and northern Arizona provide some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the nation. All you really need is your curiosity and willingness to go outside!
Did you know the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s mission is to conserve and protect Arizona’s 800-plus species of wildlife? To help you have an experience that is both safe and memorable — for you and for Arizona’s wildlife — they’ve shared the following tips on viewing wildlife safely.
Allow wildlife to be WILD.
The goal should be to observe normal wildlife behaviors and activity. Always practice responsible and safe viewing. For your safety and theirs, when you come across animals in the wild, remember:
Respect the land.
Remember to respect the environment during your wildlife watching adventures.
To ensure your wildlife watching adventure is safe and enjoyable, plan ahead and expect the unexpected.
To explore wildlife viewing locations, register for upcoming events, watch live wildlife cams and sign up for its monthly Wild+Life newsletter, visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s website.