I would have to say that porches make some of the best wildlife watching. Here are some examples…
Some of the best songbird watching I have had was while waiting for lunch on the porch of La Selva, a biological station for Duke University in Costa Rica.
After lunch, from the same spot, I watched a river of raptors fly by.
I had simular experiances for wildlife in Eastern Africa, Alaska and the Northwest Territories…When I traveled to see wildlife I never passed a porch up and I can honestly say it was responsable for some of my best wildlife watching.