2022 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation

Every five years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services publishes a survey about the participation rate of Americans in recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching, and the economic impact of those activities. With 146.5 million people viewing wildlife at home and 73 million people traveling to watch wildlife, wildlife watching—which includes birding—is a very popular activity in the U.S.

Data in the survey may be useful to land trusts across the country for a variety of reasons; the section on wildlife watching begins on page 29 of the report.