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Top 10 Places to See Wildlife in North America

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A white ibis soars at the Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi.
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4. Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi

Located in Washington County, Mississippi, the refuge was named after the Yazoo Native American tribe.

Its mission: Provide waterfowl and other migratory birds in the Mississippi Flyway with nesting, feeding, brooding, and resting habitat.

Your mission: Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet a wide variety of some of the most beautiful of our fine flying friends.

Fourteen ponds provide habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, long-legged waders, and countless others.

Frequent visitors to the ponds include white ibis, glossy ibis, little blue and great blue herons, great egrets, snowy egrets and a wide variety of wintering dabbling and diving ducks.

But Yazoo doesn’t discriminate. You’ll see some non-fliers there, too.

Whitetail deer, gators, otters and bobcats have been known to frequent the local watering holes.

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