Parks Calgary Wildlife

Calgary Wildlife

Established in 1993, the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) is a registered non-profit charitable organization that rescues and rehabilitates wild animals in the City of Calgary and surrounding areas. CWRS provides professional care and facilities for wildlife rehabilitation. It is the ONLY wildlife hospital within the City Calgary that is staffed with veterinarians who work tirelessly to nurse patients – whether feathered, winged, furry, finned – back to good health.

The Big Bold Bald Eagle

Article by JG Turner The Bald Eagle is native and unique to North America. It is a large, hawk-like bird with a brown body...

Save the Wolves

by Chloe B., Age 8, Deer Ridge Resident A lot of people think wolves will attack them. In the past, people were afraid wolves...

Alberta’s Chickadees

by J.G. Turner | Photo by Andrea S. H. Hunt There are three types of chickadees habitually living in Alberta: the Black-capped, Boreal, and...

Wildlife Photography is for Everyone!

Have you always wanted to photograph wildlife? With over 400 species of wild animals living in the city, you don’t have to go...

Calgary Wildlife – The Tree-Creeper

Article by J.G. Turner This tree-climbing bird has a tiny, slim body that is well-camouflage with brown streaks on its back, white under parts,...

Familiar Feathered Friends: House Sparrows

by JG Turner The House Sparrow is a member of the Old World sparrow family native to most of Europe and Asia. This little...
Calgary Wildlife Cougar

Canada’s Coolest Cat: The Cougar

Article by J.G. Turner The Cougar, Alberta’s biggest cat, can be found in wild areas along the full length of western North America, and...
Calgary Wildlife Muskrats

Muskrats – Hardy Little Creatures

Article by J. Turner The muskrat (Ondatra zibehticus) is a fairly large rodent which has adapted to life in and around water. Their name...
Calgary Wildlife – Grey Jay

The Clever Corvid: The Canada Jay

Article by J.G. Turner In 2016, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society asked Canadians to identify candidates for an ‘official’ bird for Canada, intending to...
Calgary Wildelife – Spotted Sandpiper

Our Polka-Dotted Pal, the Spotted Sandpiper

by J.G. Turner Photo courtesy of Natures Pics Online The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis maculria, meaning a “dweller on the sea coast” and “spot” for the...
Calgary Wildlife – The Unimposing House Finch

The Unimposing House Finch

by J.G. Turner The House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus), a passerine (a song bird), is found year-round across the southern part of western Canada, and...
Calgary Wildlife – Canada Geese

Calgary’s Familiar Residents: The Canada Goose

Canada Geese are familiar residents in Calgary parks with their long black necks, large bodies and distinctive white chinstraps. Canada Geese are known...