Alberta 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
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
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