Wildlife watching is a relaxing activity that can provide education, relaxation, fun and a sense of connection to the natural world. When viewing animals and birds, be as discreet as possible, and remember the rule of leaving nothing behind. Respect the animals and their habitats, learn about local regulations and donít trespass on private property. It pays to do research before heading out for wildlife viewing, fand requires stillness and patience, as often the wait is longer than expected. Learn to recognize signs of animal life; look for indications such as nests, tracks, holes, sleeping areas and droppings. Consider joining a small group when going for the first time, this can provide valuable tips to help get the most from a wildlife outing. There are many guide services offering tours, adventures and education about how to safely view wildlife with minimum impact.