The Kazan Upland Wildlife
species of upland jack pine forests include common nighthawk, gray jay, common raven, boreal chickadee, American robin, hermit thrush, dark-eyed junco, red squirrel, varying hare, lynx and black bear.
Wetland and open water species include common loon, lesser scaup, bufflehead, Bonaparte's gull, spotted sandpiper, alder flycatcher, rusty blackbird, red-winged blackbird, rusty blackbird, moose, beaver and mink.
Bald eagle and osprey are widely distributed throughout the Subregion, nesting near the numerous lakes. Golden eagle, which does not breed in the
Boreal Forest, nests locally on cliffs. Rare peregrine falcons have also nested on cliffs in the area.
Northern shrike and arctic loon are both subarctic species that have bred in the Subregion. Winter visitors from further north include willow ptarmigan and, occasionally, barren ground caribou and arctic fox.
Information provided by and printed with the permission
of Alberta Community Development, Provincial
Parks and Protected Areas.