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Are there any guidebooks for finding and identifying wildlife in the Grand Canyon area? For example when (what season, month, time of day, etc.) and where (certain tree types, rocks, near the Visitor Center, etc.) to look for (rabbits, birds, etc.).

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I think people have closed this because it looks like you're asking for a recommendation based on the probability that there are many guidebooks on this topic. If you have done your research and can't find a book then please include details of how you looked and why what you found is not enough, then we should be able to help. –  hippietrail Sep 30 '13 at 19:47
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Thanks for the response. It's actually the opposite. I have a strong feeling that no such guide exists. So, I actually haven't spent any time looking for it. I basically want to hire a personal Grand Canyon tour guide who will go with me and point out where and when to look for wildlife without having to actually hire someone. I did start out the post with something like "Can anyone recommend a good book..." not realizing I wasn't supposed to be asking opinion questions. I guess I just thought if someone knew of such a thing off the top of their head it would save me some time. (Too greedy?) –  JillDalglish Oct 1 '13 at 19:39
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Basically Stack Exchange isn't a forum. We put in some effort finding answers to questions based on the expectation that answers are not easy to find but others will have similar questions. In return we expect people to also put some effort into their questions. Your comment is good so you should improve your question based on what you've written there and it looks like it will get reopened. –  hippietrail Oct 1 '13 at 19:47
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The age-old how to get reputation points without already having reputation points dilemma. Thanks again! –  JillDalglish Nov 1 '13 at 15:36
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There may not be a book specifically on Grand Canyon wildlife, but there certainly are a number on wildlife in Arizona, which naturally includes the Grand Canyon. –  Flimzy Nov 2 '13 at 12:59
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It sounds like what you are looking for is a field guide to the Grand Canyon;

Field guide - a book designed to help the reader identify wildlife (plants or animals) or other objects of natural occurrence (e.g. minerals). It is generally designed to be brought into the 'field' or local area where such objects exist to help distinguish between similar objects

Among others, A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon may be an excellent place to start.

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