In case you missed it, Vladimir Dinets has a new book out, Wildlife Spectacles, and you really should add it to your library. It is the most comprehensive guide I’ve seen to viewing incredible wildlife behavior in North America: migration, predation, mating rituals, roosting sites, etc.
Like his recent Finding Mammals guide, it is also entertainingly written. A lot of my forays are to see animal behavior and not just tick species (perhaps heresy here, I know), and this guide is already helping me plan trips. Even if you solely want to tick species, this guide will give you good locations.
Nice work, Vladimir.
I recently reviewed this and 9 other field guides/references for naturalists in a blog. Check it out and offer your own suggestions.