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Alberta’s Grizzlies Aren’t Out of the Woods

By Nick Carter / 24 July 2024

Delve into the decline and conservation of grizzly bears in Alberta, as well as the province’s recent controversial decision to hunting this Threatened species.

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A Grebe in Need

By Nature Kids / 5 July 2024

BY NICK CARTER

Alberta’s grebes are a small but diverse family with some species facing population declines.

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The Black Bear

By Nature Kids / 22 April 2024

“Question: What kind of bear is best?” Jim and Dwight from The Office have their opinions, but you can make up your own mind with the rundown on Alberta’s black bears in the Spring issue of Nature Alberta Magazine!

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The Recovery of Trumpeter Swans in Alberta

By Steph Weizenbach / 26 March 2024

Recorded Presentation
Speaker: Nick Carter
Host: Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan

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Canada Jays: Grey Ghosts of the Northern Woods

By Susan / 19 January 2024

Meet the grey ghost of the northern woods — the mischievous yet charming Canada jay.

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How to Build a Bird: The Story of Avian Evolution

By Nature Kids / 23 October 2023

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER AND NICK CARTER

The origin of the avian body plan is not something bird watchers often think about. With so many species to find and identify out there, what does it matter how they originated? However, the story of bird evolution is a fascinating one, and understanding it can bring great enrichment to the hobby of birdwatching. 

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Alberta’s “Other” Woodpeckers

By Steph Weizenbach / 7 July 2023

BY NICK CARTER
Alberta is rich in woodpeckers, from common backyard visitors like the little downy woodpecker to the crow-sized pileated woodpecker with its flaming crest and manic voice. But there are a couple of interesting species that often get overlooked.

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The Story of Birds

By Steph Weizenbach / 8 February 2023

Recorded Presentation
Speaker: Nick Carter
Host: Nature Alberta

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Alberta Red-necks — Grebes, That Is

By Steph Weizenbach / 2 October 2022

BY NICK CARTER

Although the courtship of red-necked grebes is one of nature’s great shows, it often goes unappreciated. The same goes for other grebe species. These birds generally do not inspire the same sense of northern majesty that loons do. Nor are they synonymous with Alberta wetlands the way ducks and geese are. But grebes are just as much a part of our lakes and ponds as all those other birds.

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My BIG Alberta Backyard – Kleskun Hill Natural Area

By Steph Weizenbach / 1 August 2022

Learn all about the small area of badlands up north near Grande Prairie: the Kleskun Hills.

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