The Red Knot (Calidris canutus) is a medium-sized shorebird that is found in both the western and eastern parts of North America. It is also known as the robin sandpiper and is a common migrant bird along many coastal areas of the world.There are 6 subspecies, 3 of which are … [Read more...]
If you're looking for an amazing wildlife experience, look no further than Canada!
This beautiful country is home to some of the most fascinating animals on the planet. From polar bears to moose, Canada has something for everyone.
One of the most iconic animals in Canada is the polar bear. These massive creatures are truly a sight to behold. Polar bears can be found in the Arctic regions of Canada. They are excellent swimmers and often hunt for seals in the water.
Polar bears are also known for their thick fur coats which help them survive in the cold weather. If you're lucky enough to see a polar bear in the wild, it's sure to be a memorable experience.
Another popular animal found in Canada is the moose. These massive animals are the largest members of the deer family. Moose can be found in wooded areas across Canada. They are known for their long antlers and their ability to swim.
Moose are often hunted for their meat and antlers. If you're looking for an adventure, tracking down a moose in the wild is sure to give you a thrill.
The beaver is the national animal of Canada.
These furry creatures are known for their ability to build dams. Beavers can be found in wooded areas across the country.
Beavers are nocturnal animals and are mostly active at night. If you're lucky enough to see a beaver in the wild, it's sure to be a memorable experience.
Canada is home to many other fascinating animals as well.
From wolves to whales, there's something for everyone in this beautiful country.
North American Beaver
The North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) is a semi-aquatic mammal, of the order rodentia. They are one of two extant species, the other being the Eurasian Beaver.Historically, the North American beaver was widespread across the whole North American continent, … [Read more...]
The American kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest North American falcon. It is often called the sparrow hawk, not to be confused with the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) which is a different bird of prey species entirely. It is found throughout most of the American … [Read more...]
Canadian Marble Fox
The Canadian Marble Fox is a hybrid breed of fox that came about from selective breeding across species. These foxes are sometimes called the Arctic Marbled Fox, or just the Marbled Fox. As the name suggests, it is 'native' to Canada and the parent breeds are found in the … [Read more...]
Great Grey Owl
The great grey owl (Strix nebulosa) is a very large owl and is considered to be the world's largest species of owl by length. As its name suggests, the great grey owl is grey in colour and has a dense, fluffy plumage, a large head, and long wings and tail.The great grey owl … [Read more...]
Sun spiders range from about 0.4 to 2 in. in length and are generally uniform in color. They are usually yellow, brown or black, though a few species have patterns. The solpugids are hairy and have spider-like features. They have two closely placed median eyes and eight legs. … [Read more...]
Magpies belong to the family Corvidae, which also contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, treepies, choughs, and nutcrackers. There are four genera of magpies, although magpies in the genus Pica are most well known. These birds are known for being mainly black and … [Read more...]
The tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus) is a small swan with two taxa found in the northern hemisphere. These taxa are often considered to be the same species, but are sometimes split into two species: Bewick's swan (Cygnus bewickii) and the whistling swan (C. … [Read more...]
Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) can be seen all over most of the North American continent searching for food or just having fun playing on the updrafts. Red-tailed Hawks are generalists. They eat mostly small rodents but also eat some smaller rabbits, snakes, lizards, … [Read more...]
The snow goose (Anser caerulescens) is a species of goose native to North America. It breeds north of the timberline in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the northeastern tip of Siberia, and spend winters in warm parts of North America from southwestern British Columbia through … [Read more...]