North American Wildlife

One of North America’s best attractions is the beauty of its nature. I am amazed by the diversity and magnitude of the National Parks across North America. This vast diversity in nature also means there is a large amount of wildlife that have adapted to these different habitats.

During my travels within North America I almost always find myself in nature and it never fails that I will see one or more new species of wildlife or I will see wildlife doing something that I have never seen before. Seeing beautiful scenery combined with unexpected wildlife encounters truly is a wonderful experience.

Sometimes I do go into nature with the specific intent to see certain wildlife species but the majority of my wildlife sightings have been when I was visiting a National Park or State Park. The wildlife in these parks are more accustom to seeing people and they allow people to observe them longer than in other places. 

North America is home to about 450 species of mammals, over 900 species of birds, 660 species of reptiles and more than 300 amphibians. Some species are more famous for being North American Species and are considered as iconic North American Wildlife.

My list of iconic North American wildlife that are relatively easily seen are:

  • Elk
  • American Alligator
  • Bald Eagle
  • American Bison
  • Moose
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Pronghorn Antelope
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Jackrabbit
  • Coyote
  • Prairie Dog
  • Opossum
  • Raccoon
  • Wild Turkey
  • Beaver
  • Armadillo
  • Roadrunner
  • Hummingbirds
  • Bobcat
  • Rattlesnakes

Note: I have seen all of these in my journeys into the North American outdoors.

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