Featured Species Gallery

  • Ghost tiger beetle (Photo by Stephen A. Marshall)
    Ghost tiger beetle

    Ghost tiger beetles are so well camouflaged against their surroundings that it’s sometimes easier to see their shadows.
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  • Golden eagle (Photo by NCC)
    Golden eagle

    The golden eagle is one of the biggest and fastest birds of prey in North America, weighing 2.5 to seven kilograms and diving at speeds of over 240 kilometres per hour. It is also the world’s most common official national animal. It is an emblem in Albania, Germany, Austria, Mexico and Kazakhstan.
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  • Golden-winged warbler (Photo by Christian Artuso)
    Golden-winged warbler

    Measuring only 11 centimetres long, this tiny bird travels all the way from its wintering grounds in Central and South America to spend the warmer months in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
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  • Gray fox (Photo by John James Henderson)
    Gray fox

    The gray fox is the only canine in the western hemisphere that can climb trees. Thanks to sharp, hooked claws it can also jump from branch to branch. But with bobcats, coyotes and dogs as predators it must remain watchful.
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  • Great blue heron on shore (Photo by Karol Dabbs)
    Great blue heron

    The great blue heron is the largest heron found in Canada. This colonial-nesting waterbirds is characterized by its long neck, long legs and short tail, and a greyish-blue upper body with black and white markings on its crown and under parts.
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  • Great horned owl (Photo by Bill Hubick)
    Great horned owl

    The great horned owl, the most common owl in the Americas, can be distinguished from other owl species by the lengthy, feathered tufts on its head, called “plumicorns.” It also has a speckled, grey-brown body, reddish-brown face and white patches on its throat.
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  • Sage-grouse (Photo by Gordon Court)
    Greater sage-grouse

    The greater sage-grouse performs a courtship ritual that at first glance resembles a dance. As the males strut, they inflate and deflate their throat sacs with a popping sound, throwing their heads back, spreading their wings and fanning out their tails.
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  • Green sea turtle (Photo by P. Lindgren)
    Green sea turtle

    The green sea turtle is not always green.
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