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Alberta Birds Checklist

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Protecting Birds of Alberta

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Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of Alberta

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Field Guide to Alberta Birds

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The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta

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The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta: A Second Look

Recent Articles

Winter Birdwatching Scavenger Hunt

8 February 2021

Kids can have fun bird watching too! These activity sheets have been created with junior bird watchers in mind, so get out and get observing. How many of our feathered friends can you find?

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A Harlan’s hawk soaring straight overhead of the surveyors at Orkney Viewpoint. RYAN WILKES

Birding the Badlands

27 January 2021

BY RYAN WILKES WITH HEATHER BLANCHETTE

Despite the barren landscape that is often associated with the badlands, the valley accommodates a lively riparian forest. This ecosystem makes the river valley a popular birding spot for local naturalists and visiting birders alike.

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Common loon adult with small chick. DARWIN PARK

Why Are Common Loon Chicks Becoming Less Common?

22 January 2021

BY KRISTIN BIANCHINI

Measuring loon productivity is also an excellent indicator of lake health. As top predators, loons are sensitive to damage at lower levels of the food chain. For example, processes that decrease the number of fish in a lake can cause food shortages, especially for young loons. Being a top predator also makes loons more vulnerable to pollutants, like acid rain and mercury.

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Eastern kingbird eating a grasshopper.
An eastern kingbird catches and gobbles down a big, juicy two-striped grasshopper. MYRNA PEARMAN

Eastern Kingbirds

18 January 2021

BY MYRNA PEARMAN

Eastern kingbirds belong to a group of birds known as the tyrant flycatchers, and the Latin name of this species, Tyrannus tyrannus, reflects their pugnacious nature.

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Do all birds migrate in the fall?

9 November 2020

Not all birds seek a warmer place for the winter, learn more here!

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