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Watchable Wildlife in Oregon

What quickens in us when a family of deer walk across the road? Have you ever wanted to see a cougar? Ever wanted to NOT see a cougar? A pair of binoculars and a sense of curiosity are all you need to start exploring Oregon's wildlife viewing opportunities.

Healthy ecosystems, with lots of native wildlife, help define Oregon; and people want to get out of their houses and offices and see it, hear it, and even smell it. The US Fish and Wildlife Service found that Oregonians spent $769.4 million on wildlife viewing in Oregon in 2001.

Links to Oregon Wildlife Refuges

The mission of the Neighborhood Naturalist program is to teach the people of the Willamette Valley region of Oregon that exciting natural experiences are just outside their window.