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Wildlife Viewing

What is Watchable Wildlife?

Watchable wildlife includes a wide array of state animals, some as common as a familiar bird at a backyard feeder. Others may pass briefly through Arkansas on seasonal migrations. And, some rarely seen species may reward the dedicated viewer after hours of patient waiting and watching.

Watchable wildlife also describes an increasingly popular pursuit for many residents. Wildlife viewing is a pastime that can be enjoyed in any season, in any corner of the state, by any age group. Special equipment is not required; wildlife watchers need to come equipped only with a sense of appreciation for the state’s living resources and the knowledge of where to look for them.

Wildlife viewing has become one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in the nation. We hope you will find this information helpful in enjoying Arkansas’s Watchable Wildlife.