Category Archives: Canadian Mammals

Tofield, Alberta, Snow Goose Chase 2014

One sign of Spring in the Edmonton, Alberta, area every year is the annual Snow Goose Chase, organized by the Edmonton Nature Club. This year, on the morning of April 26th, eight buses filled with inner-city and new immigrant families, … Continue reading

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An Owly day on the Prairies

Late last year I was contacted by some folks who would be visiting the Calgary area in early March in search, primarily, of Snowy Owls. As my third ever outing as a professional guide, I went all out on researching … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday Mink

Posted by Pat Bumstead Calgary photographer Rob English has managed to get some truly stunning photos of an elusive little American Mink in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary, AB. These little members of the weasel family are found throughout North … Continue reading

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A Happy Owl and Canadian Art Legend

Posted by Charlotte Wasylik, aka Prairie Birder, (I’m very excited to be writing for Bird Canada and will try to make sure I have a post for each month. Thank you again, Pat, for asking me to write for your … Continue reading

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Monday Mammals: Woodland Caribou

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I’m Being Blackmailed By Squirrels

I used to like the squirrels in my yard. During the summer months, I generally cut back a bit on the bird food I put out. During the winter months the feeders are always full, but when there is so … Continue reading

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Mountain Mammal Monday

If it’s summer in Alberta, then Highway 40 must be open. This magnificent drive, an hour west of the city, meanders along the eastern slopes of the Kananaskis Range of the Rocky Mountains. The highest point of the drive is … Continue reading

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