About Wildlife Watch

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program, you can share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide. In return, the Wildlife Watch website keeps you up-to-date on wildlife news and facts, and new ideas for attracting wildlife to your backyard and community.

Through Wildlife Watch, you’ll gain first hand experience with plants and animals in their natural environment. Don’t forget to invite your family and friends to participate and join in year-round.

Become a Wildlife Watch treasure hunter!

Watch NWF naturalist David Mizejewski talk about the importance of Wildlife Watching in this video:

Join the hunt today!

  • Share photos of your outdoor adventures with the Wildlife Watch Flickr group.
  • Tell us a story about your wildlife sightings on a special message board.
  • Find local spots to watch for wildlife near you with Nature Find.

For more information about Wildlife Watch and citizen science education, please contact us at watch@nwf.org.

Craig Tufts

Remembering Craig...

Wildlife Watch is dedicated to Craig Tufts, who worked for National Wildlife Federation for 33 years as Chief Naturalist. He created Wildlife Watch as a way to re-introduce Americans to the natural world he so loved and protected. Craig passed away in 2009 at the age of 62. Learn more about Craig Tufts >>

Expand your search area with Nature Find

Once you’re ready to expand the search beyond your backyard, use Nature Find, an online search engine where you find a perfect spot for watching nature close to home. 

Search Nature Find today>>

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