Wildlife Species in Canada
The following is a list of wildlife species that I have photographed on my workshops in Canada. As you can imagine, there are hundreds, if not thousands of animal and bird species that I will be listing here. More species will be added frequently... so keep coming back to read the updates...
Canada has a healthy population of Bald Eagles. Ive photographed them in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, Yukon and BC.
BC actually has the largest migration of Bald Eagles
Lynx range across Canada and into Alaska as well as some parts of the northern United States and extending down the Rocky Mountains to Colorado, where they were reintroduced in the 1990s.
My best success has been in the Yukon.
Canada has quite a few Caribou Migrations, some as large as 250,000 plus. Ive photographed Caribou in Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, Nunavut, NWT and the Yukon.
Learn more about Canadian Caribou below.
The Snowy Owl
Every winter we enjoy a healthy snowy owl migration.
These Ghosts of the North come down to the lower parts of Canada, and northern parts of the Unites States every December ,then head back up north in March for their annual mating in Canada's north.
Learn about the Snowy Owl here
Great Grey Owl
The Great Grey Owl is large grey owl with dense, fluffy plumage, long wings and tail, and a large head with no ear-tufts. The species name nebulosa is derived from the Latin Nebulosus, meaning misty or foggy.
This Owl is the provincial bird emblem of Manitoba, Canada.
There are 2 known subspecies of Musk Ox, Greenland Musk ox (Ovibos moschatus wardi) also known as the White-Faced Musk ox which are found in Greenland and the Canadian high Arctic and the Barren Ground Musk ox (Ovibos moschatus moschatus) which are found on the Canadian mainland.
Learn more about Canada Musk Oxen, and where I see them here
The Red Fox
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes and the most abundant member of the Carnivora, being distributed across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, Central America and Asia.
The North American elk, or wapiti, is the largest form of the red deer species Cervus elaphus. In general appearance elk are obviously kin to the well-known white-tailed deer. However, elk are much larger. Among Canadian deer, they are second in size only to the moose.
The Mountain Goat
The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), also known as the Rocky Mountain goat, is a large hoofed mammal endemic to North America.
A subalpine to alpine species, it is a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice.
These birds live most of their lives at sea, resting on the waves when not swimming. They are excellent swimmers that use their wings to stroke underwater with a flying motion. They steer with rudderlike webbed feet and can dive to depths of 200 feet, though they usually stay underwater for only 20 or 30 seconds. Puffins typically hunt small fish like herring or sand eels.
SHORT EARED OWL
Easier to see than most owls, the Short-ear lives in open terrain, such as prairies and marshes. It is often active during daylight, especially in the evening. When hunting it flies low over the fields, with buoyant, floppy wingbeats, looking rather like a giant moth. Aside from its North American range, it also nests in South America and Eurasia, and on many oceanic islands, including Hawaii.
The arctic fox is an incredibly hardy animal that can survive frigid Arctic temperatures as low as –58°F in the treeless lands where it makes its home. It has furry soles, short ears, and a short muzzle—all-important adaptations to the chilly clime. Arctic foxes live in burrows, and in a blizzard they may tunnel into the snow to create shelter.