Alberta’s “Other” Woodpeckers

By Steph Weizenbach / 7 July 2023

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


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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