The Central Parkland Wildlife
The animals of the Central Parkland Subregion are a mix of elements
of both the Northern Fescue Subregion and the
Boreal Mixedwood Subregions. At the southern edge of the Subregion, grassland species such as upland sandpiper,
Sprague's pipit and Baird's sparrow occur but become less common further north. Along the northern boundary, boreal forest species such as
woodchuck, broad-winged hawk and rose-breasted grosbeak are more common. Franklin's ground squirrel and
piping plover range primarily in this Subregion. Species characteristic of forested uplands include red-eyed vireo, red-tailed hawk, least flycatcher, Baltimore oriole, yellow warbler, white-tailed deer, American
porcupine, northern pocket-gopher and snowshoe hare. Wetlands are more common in this Subregion than in the
Grassland Natural Region and contain a wide variety of birds and amphibians.
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of Alberta Community Development, Provincial
Parks and Protected Areas.