Alberta’s Merry Migrators: Bits and Bats

Ferruginous hawk

This is part three of a four part series on migrators. You can find the first two parts on songbirds and water birds here.

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

Alberta’s Merry Migrators: Water wings and hopes of spring

This is part two of a four part series on migrators. You can find the first part on songbirds here.

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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.

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Alberta’s Merry Migrators: Winter is not always for the songbirds!

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.

Black throated green warbler

Black-throated green warbler

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