Recreational Ornithology

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Visit a National Wildlife Refuge for bird-watching.

Recreational ornithology has become one of America’s favorite outdoor pastimes, and according to the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, over 46 million people in 2011 participated in bird-watching. Whether it’s walking around farm acreage or taking a weekend trip to a National Wildlife Refuge, birding offers the opportunity to relax among nature while observing wildlife that might otherwise go unnoticed.

To check out some wildlife refuges in your area, go