Back to School

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Heading back to school can be tough for kids, parents, and teachers as everyone adjusts their routines. It can also mean kids spend even more time indoors, but keeping children interested wildlife can encourage them to explore and head outside. Check out some of these activities to keep kids engaged with nature until next summer! Take a… Read more »

Alberta Wildlife Recoveries: Ferruginous Hawk

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What are ferruginous hawks? The largest of the North American hawks, ferruginous hawks (Buteo regalis) are named specifically for their rust-coloured plumage on their backs and heads. Due to their size and behaviour, they may often be mistaken for eagles. Ferruginous hawks feed primarily on medium-size mammals such as rabbits and squirrels, but they will… Read more »

Species Spotlight: Swallows

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You may have noticed the swift flight of little birds as you drive over a bridge, walk along a creek or float down the river. These birds are swallows, the topic of this blog! Swallows are members of the Passeriformes order, colloquially referred to as passerines. Passerines are the most common order of birds, and… Read more »

Flights of Fancy

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Fall is a time of change; leaves are turning, children are back to school and birds are migrating. Currently, AIWC has 20 Swainson’s Hawk patients in care for reasons ranging from head trauma and broken wings sustained from car collisions to rodenticide poisoning. Please help to support their rehabilitation process which means getting them up,… Read more »

Preserving Alberta’s Grizzly Population

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The grizzly, one of Alberta’s most iconic animals, is a large bear with a shoulder hump, and ranges in colour from blonde to brown. Males can weigh from 200-300 kg, while female grizzlies weigh 100-200 kg. Grizzlies have a slow reproductive rate, as females typically have their first litter between four and eight years of… Read more »