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Have You Voted? Wildlife are Waiting on Pins and Needles

The folks at USA TODAY 10 Best had experts nominate 20 spots across the country as the best places for seeing various critters. National Wildlife Refuges and more of your public lands stand tall among the nominees. Now it is your turn: Vote through March 28 to pick the …

Best Place for Birding

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A flock of red-winged blackbirds takes flight at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS

Does watching our fine feathered friends set your heart a-flutter? Where is your favorite spot for bird watching?

Vote now

Do you have a favorite place that isn’t listed? Let us know!   

The refuges: 

  1. Vote for Aransas National Wildlife Refuge - Texas | Refuge website
  2. Vote for Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge - New Mexico | Refuge website
  3. Vote for Cape May National Wildlife Refuge - New Jersey | Refuge website
  4. Vote for J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Florida | Refuge website
  5. Vote for Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge - Hawaii | Refuge website
  6. Vote for Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge - Texas  | Refuge website
  7. Vote for Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge/Magee Marsh - Ohio | Refuge website

Best Place to See Wildlife

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Ocelots require dense thornscrub habitat. Photo by Seth Patterson

Or maybe birding isn’t your cup of tea. Birds are cool and all, but you prefer a mix of wildlife. Seeing animals like polar bears, bats, mule deer and ocelots, with the occasional burrowing owl or other bird thrown in, really refreshes your mind and body.

 Vote now

Do you have a favorite place that isn’t listed? Let us know!   

The refuges: 

  1. Vote for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Alaska | Refuge website
  2. Vote for Becharof National Wildlife Refuge - Alaska | Refuge website
  3. Vote for Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge - New Mexico | Refuge website
  4. Vote for Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge - Alaska | Refuge website
  5. Vote for National Elk Refuge - Wyoming | Refuge website
  6. Vote for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge - Colorado | Refuge website
  7. Vote for Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge - Texas | Refuge website
  8. Vote for Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma | Refuge website 

Best Place to See Aquatic Life

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A manatee swims near Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Keith Ramos/USFWS

Maybe you prefer critters who live in water. What is your favorite spot?

Vote now

Do you have a favorite place that isn’t listed? Let us know!  

The refuges:

  1. Vote for Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge - Alaska | Refuge website
  2. Vote for Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge - Florida | Refuge website
  3. Vote for Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge - Florida | Refuge website
  4. Vote for J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Florida | Refuge website
  5. Vote for Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge - Hawaii | Refuge website
  6. Vote for Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - Florida | Refuge website
  7. Vote for Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge - Midway Atoll | Refuge website
  8. Vote for Monomoy Island National Wildlife Refuge - Massachusetts | Refuge website
  9. Vote for Vieques National Wildlife Refuge - Puerto Rico | Refuge website

 

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