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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.

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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