Wildlife Watching Tips
DO Try "Seton watching."
Find a comfortable, safe spot, and just sit quietly and observe. Watch how creatures interact with each other and their habitat. You'll be amazed at what nature will reveal!
DO Act small...
Resist that impulse to get close, reach out, or call out to wildlife. Use binoculars and telephoto lenses. Your best chance of obeserving truly wild nature is to become as insignificant as possible ... but stay safe
Retreat immediately if an animals approaches you or shows any sign of aggression.
DO See small.
The big creatures get all the press, but there just aren't that many of them out there. It's more rewarding to look for the smaller ones. Interest - like beauty - is largely in the eyes of the beholder.
DO Think big.
While observing the activity at an ant's nest, for example, contemplate the ant's role in the bigger picture-as a model of society, perhaps, or as and important source of food for grizzly bears.
DO Intrude less.
Cherish the knowledge that there are creatures living wild and free out there, whether you see them or not. Buy a wildlife postcard and write about hearing wolves howl, or finding lynx tracks.
DO Learn more.
Join a Parks Canada interpretive program, hire a guide, read one of the many books about the nature of the mountains. Indulge your curiosity! Canadian Wildlife Service
DON'T Feed or disturb wildlife.