bird feeder in canada


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  • Location: Garden in Southern Alberta, Canada
  • Source: Canadian Bird Nerd
  • Info: Live birdwatching webcam in Alberta, Canada. The webcam shows garden birds at bird feeders in Southern Alberta, close to Banff National Park, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

More Info: Lots of species of birds visit the feeder including Blue Jays, Northern Flickers (red and yellow-shafted), White and Red-breasted Nuthatches, Black-capped chickadees, House Finches, Purple Finches, Pine Siskins, House Sparrows, Slated-coloured and Oregon Dark-eyed Junco, Downy woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-winged Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Common Grackles, Magpies, American Crow, Common Raven, European Starlings and American Goldfinch.

Some of the best birdwatching in Canada is in Alberta. The province falls under a large network of flyways used by many migratory bird species. The many parks, grasslands, wetlands, muskegs, bogs, reservoirs, lakes and rivers are popular destinations for numerous local bird species and provide stop-overs for migrating birds for feeding, nesting and resting.

Alberta is home to hundreds of species of songbirds, waterfowl and predator birds. Over the years there have been over 400+ bird species identified in Alberta. Some of the more popular bird species include the white pelican, trumpeter swan, bald eagle, burrowing owl, whooping crane, peregrine falcon, ferruginous hawk, prairie falcon, sandhill crane, common loon, cooper's hawk, gyrfalcon, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture and snowy owl. There are Alberta birding clubs, guides and resorts which provide tours accommodating bird enthusiasts.

Birdwatching varies in Alberta depending upon the season and spring and autumn are often considered the best seasons for birding. Throughout the province there are various parks and protected wetlands created just for birdwatching and for the protection of some bird species. Some birdwatching destinations include hiking trails, sightseeing benches, information signs, identification boards and birding blinds.