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Alberta Wildlife  

Burrowing OwlFeatured QuizAlberta is blessed with a wide variety of wildlife.  This is the result of the many different natural regions that come together in this province.  The immense mixed-woods of the boreal forest region in our north changes into the parkland natural region and eventually the grassland region to the south and the foothill and mountain regions to the west.

In Alberta you can find such prairie species as the PronghornWoodland Caribou Antelope, Burrowing Owl and Short-horned Lizard; such forest species as the Black Bear, Woodland caribou and Great Grey Owl; and such mountain species as Bighorn Sheep, Cougar and Clark's Nutcracker.

Many hundreds of species of perching birds and waterfowl migrate to Alberta every year to raise their young or pass through to breeding areas in the Arctic.  Several other bird species, such as the Black-capped Chickadee and the Blue Jay, stay here all year round.

Reprinted from Focus On Wildlife Management  (1999) with permission of Alberta Environment.

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