Wildlife

Wild horses 
Most of the original bands of Alberta’s feral horses, are found west of the town of Sundre. The majority of these are believed to be descendants of domestic horses used in logging and guiding/outfitting operations in the early 1900s.
Grizzly bear seen east of Jasper Park by the banks Snaring river Alberta
The grizzly bear is one of the most glamorous and prestigious wildlife species in Alberta. Seen by many as the perfect symbol of Alberta’s untamed wilderness, the grizzly is nevertheless under enormous pressure in Alberta.
Osprey in SE Calgary
The osprey or more specifically the western osprey — also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk — is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm in length and 180 cm across the wings

Female Bufflehead ,the smallest of the North American diving ducks

Female Mallard ,probable the most familiar duck in North America

Red necked Grebe male

Male Green winged teal with female following

Male American Wigeon
Red winged Black bird

Blue Jay


The white-tailed jackrabbit, also known as the prairie hare and the white jack, is a species of hare found in western North America. Like all hares and rabbits, it is a member of the family Leporidae of order Lagomorpha. It is a solitary individual except where several males court a female in the breeding season. Here seen just loosing his white winter coat .

American Crow

Eurasian Collard Dove an introduced species 1970 it was first released into USA


Plains bison are the smallest bison species to have existed. Like all large mammals, bison males are larger than females. Adult males weigh an average of 739 kg, while females average 440 kg.

American Red Squirrel at Forget me not pond
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Alberta Elk  (Cervus elaphus)Elk can be found throughout Alberta in the foothills and rocky mountains. Elk migrate form higher summer ranges to lower valleys and foothills during the winter months. Bulls can weigh as much as 450 kilograms (1000 pounds). Cows can weigh up to 270 kilograms (600 pounds).

The northern shoveler, known simply in Britain as the shoveler, is a common and widespread duck. It breeds in northern areas of Europe and across the Palearctic and across most of North America, wintering in southern Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Central, and northern South America.
Scientific nameAnas clypeata
ClassAves
FamilyAnatidae
OrderAnseriformes

The red-necked grebe is a migratory aquatic bird found in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Its wintering habitat is largely restricted to calm waters just beyond the waves around ocean coasts, although some birds may winter on large lakes.