Biosphere Reserve - Mexico S U M M E R
Let the mountain goats give you some hiking tips at beautiful Glacier
National Park in northwestern Montana. Glacier is also one of
places in the lower 48 states to see grizzly bears.
If you're seeking to escape the heat of August, try staying
at the lighthouse keeper's house at lovely Heceta Head
on the Oregon coast. Or explore the small fishing port of Charleston
- gateway to Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago state parks and to
South Slough National Estuarine Reserve.
National Park in mid to late September and you'll be rewarded with
sights of golden aspens
and bugling male elk battling over females.
W I N T E R
through March is the time to watch gray whales at this biosphere
reserve in Baja
Basin - USA
Up to a thousand bald eagles can gather in the Klamath Basin of Oregon
and California during winter months.
But the Basin's wildlife refuges are also spectacular places to bird
during spring migration.
Blancas Beach - USA
Head to Piedras Blancas Beach near San Simeon, California in January
and February to
watch adult male elephant seals battle for dominance. Pregnant
females also arrive during winter months.
S P R I N G
National Wildlife Refuge
Take a llama trek into normally closed sections of Malheur during the
refuge's annual John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival in early
April. You can also rise early to watch sage grouse mating
rituals or join "evening owl prowls." Expect to see
migrating songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and flocks of
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