We’ve been learning about various kinds of birds that migrate south during Alberta’s long, cold winters. What about the birds of prey – owls, hawks, eagles and falcons? It turns out that some stay but many leave for southern clines. Continue reading
This is part two of a four part series on migrators. You can find the first part on songbirds here.
There are still several weeks of winter left until we see one of the most iconic signs of spring – a group of Canada geese flying in a “V” formation. Alberta’s water birds are spending the winter in warmer southern climates.
This is part one of a four part series on migrators.
When winter arrives, animals have only a few choices: migrate to a warmer place, hibernate, or cope with the conditions. Last year’s blog series featured different types of hibernators. This year we are going to profile some species that head south and explain why the change in locale is necessary for survival.