Home     About     Where To Watch     Partners     Wildlife Stories     Events
Credit 1 Pam Starr
2 Alyn Robert Brereton
3 Julie MacKinnon
4 Linda Pittman
5 Parham Pourahmad
6 Larry Whiting
7 Randall Finley
Join Our Mailing List
For Email Marketing you can trust


Top Banner Photo Credits
Pam Starr
Alyn Robert Brereton
Julie MacKinnon
Linda Pittman
Parham Pourahmad
Larry Whiting
Randall Finley
Where to Watch
To locate a viewing site, select it in the drop down below or click on the map for information about a specific site.

View WebCam

Watch live webcam feed from various locations throughout California. Select the webcam from the dropdowns below.

Locate Wildlife

Interested in a particular species? Select it in the dropdowns below for a quick view of places it's been sighted.


Wildlife Viewing Tips
The ultimate wildlife viewing experience is watching animals in their normal behavior. Here are some helpful tips to become a wildlife friendly viewer.
1. Use the right tools - A field guide, a pair of binoculars and a comfy pair of shoes are a good start.
2. Watch at dawn and dusk - This is the time when most wildlife species are active enough to view.
3. Keep your distance - Stay on established trails and maintain a distance that is comfortable for the wildlife.
4. Stay quiet - Move slowly and quietly to increase your chances of viewing wildlife, and to avoid stressing the animals you wish to watch.
5. Do not feed wildlife - There is plenty of food available in the wild. Human food can cause digestive problems, provide improper nutrition, and even kill an animal.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Big Lake/Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Bizz Johnson Trail/Susan River
Black Butte Lake
Cabrillo National Monument
Carrizo Plain National Monument
Channel Islands National Park
Coachella Valley Preserve
Cosumnes River Preserve
Crystal Cove State Park
Dos Palmas Preserve
Eagle Lake
Effie Yeaw Nature Center/American River Parkway
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Emerald Bay and D.L. Bliss State Parks
Farallon Islands National Wildife Refuge
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Joseph D. Grant County Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Kern National Wildlife Refuge
Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges
Lake Mendocino
Lake Solano Park
Lake Sonoma
Martis Creek Lake
Mattole Recreation Area
McArthur Burney Falls State Park
Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Mount Diablo State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
Nimbus Hatchery
Palm to Pines Scenic Byway
Palo Alto Baylands Preserve
PIER 39, K-Dock
Pinnacles National Park
Point Reyes National Seashore
Redwood National and State Parks
Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Shelter Cove/Lost Coast Wilderness
Sweetwater Marsh Unit of San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Tijuana Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve and Regional Park
Little Lake Overlook
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Willow Creek
Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area
Delta Meadows State Park
Isenberg Crane Preserve (a.k.a. Woodbridge Ecological Reserve)
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area
Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area
Englebright Lake
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge
Pixley National Wildlife Refuge
Knoxville Wildlife Area
Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Los Banos Wildlife Area
Coleman National Fish Hatchery
Laguna Wetlands Preserve
Lake Kaweah/Terminus Dam
Success Lake
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Eastman Lake
Death Valley National Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Hope Valley Wildlife Area
Lassen Volcanic National Park
New Hogan Lake
San Luis Dam and Reservoir
Spenceville Wildlife Area
Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge
Colusa National Wildlife Refuge
Audubon Kern River Preserve
Antelope Lake/Indian Valley
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Bidwell Park
Big Sur Coast/Ventana Wilderness
Chico Seed Orchard
Chilao Visitor Center
Clear Lake State Park
Cottonwood Creek/Cottonwood Lakes
Coyote Hills Regional Park
Henski Wildlife Viewing Area
Jackson Meadows Reservoir
Kyburz Marsh
Lake Davis Recreation Area
Lake San Antonio
Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Lee Vining/Tioga Lake
Lewiston Lake/Trinity River Hatchery
Loon Lake/Crystal Basin Recreation Area
McCloud River Loop
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area
Packers Bay/Shasta Lake
Pinecrest Lake
Ruth Lake
Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge
Sand Pond
Mojave Narrows Regional Park
Amargosa Canyon/Armagosa Wild & Scenic River
Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge
Hidden Valley Wildlife Area
Rush Ranch Open Space
Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve
Wakamatsu Farm