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Canadian Bird Pictures

Pictures of birds flying, swimming and resting are featured in this gallery of photos, celebrating Canada’s rich bird life. (There are 28 photos in this photo gallery.)

Capturing images of birds is a challenging, but rewarding experience for the photographer. Birds are constantly in motion, and it takes much skill and patience to get a good picture.

Canada has a great diversity of birds, with 462 species found in the country. Birdwatching, an increasingly popular activity, draws many visitors to Canada and is in many places an important part of the tourism industry.

The Atlantic coast is a hot spot to see vast numbers of Atlantic puffins, kittiwakes, gannets, murres and other sea birds. Nesting colonies on rocky islands provide natural refuges for many birds. ... ...continue under photos...

Bald Eagle Spread Wings

An adult bald eagle with spread wings coming down to the water surface to catch a fish.

American Bald Eagle with spread wings ready to catch a fish, British Columbia, Canada Please make sure to see our photo gallery Canada animals with more creatures from Canada.
Canada Geese Parents With Goslings Lake Erie Shoreline

The parents which tend to these cute Canada Geese goslings, keep their young close by while swimming along the shoreline of Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada.

Two Canada Geese parents take their seven goslings for a swim amongst the marsh reeds growing along the shoreline of Lake Erie in Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario. These goslings are not able to fly on their own yet, but this is a ...
Red Winged Blackbird Picture Niagara Falls River Ontario

Overlooking the Niagara River in Niagara Falls, Ontario in Canada, a male species of the Red-winged Blackbird rests on a bare tree.

The black plumage and red shoulder with the yellow bar on the wing of a Red-winged Blackbird, is a distinct sign that this is a male bird, the females have a strange brown hue to their plumage. The yellow markings on its wing are only visible whi ...
Atlantic Puffins Colony Coastal Shores Bird Island Newfoundland

The coastal shores where Bird Island is located in Newfoundland, Canada, makes the ideal place for the colony of Atlantic Puffins to nest and breed.

Overlooking the coastal shores of Bonavista Bay along the Discovery Trail in Newfoundland, Canada, Bird Island creates the ideal place for a colony of Atlantic Puffins. These cute black and white birds resemble that of a penguin except they have ...
Marsh Boardwalk Canadian Geese Goslings Leamington Ontario

Visitors to the Marsh Boardwalk in Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario in the spring can often see cute, fluffy Canadian Geese goslings scouring the surface of Lake Erie.

As cute as these seven Canadian Geese goslings appear while feeding and swimming on Lake Erie in Leamington, Ontario, the protective parents are not far away which could mean danger for anyone getting to close. Until these fluffy goslings grow en ...
Willow Ptarmigan Winter Tundra Hudson Bay Churchill Manitoba

Barely visible against the snow covered landcape near the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba, a Willow Ptarmigan forages on the frozen tundra during the winter.

The Willow Ptarmigan has a plumage which changes to pure white in the winter creating the perfect camouflage for this bird while wandering across the frozen tundra near the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba. During the summer months, the plumage ...
Atlantic Puffin Profile Bird Island Newfoundland

A profile of an Atlantic Puffin as it stands on the moss covered rock on Bird Island overlooking Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland, Canada.

A profile picture of this Atlantic Puffin standing on Bird Island in Newfoundland, Canada allows us to see the width of the bright orange bill and its cute matching colored feet. During the winter months, the bill on the Atlantic Puffin will chan ...
Cute Atlantic Puffin Picture Newfoundland Labrador

A cute close up picture taken of an Atlantic Puffin as it rests on the sharp rocks on Bird Island in Newfoundland Labrador in Canada.

A cute Atlantic Puffin sits peacefully atop Bird Island overlooking Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland Labrador, Canada giving us an excellent opportunity to capture its picture. The large triangular bill is bright orange during breeding season with y ...
Adult Atlantic Puffin Bird Island Colony

An adult Atlantic Puffin prepares to take flight from the rocks atop Bird Island in Newfoundland, Canada leaving its colony for a short period of time.

With a wingspan between fifty and sixty centimeters, this adult Atlantic Puffin will take to the water for a feeding session and leave his mate with the rest of the colony for a short time. With his wings spread, the white plumage and gray colori ...
Atlantic Puffin Colony Bird Island Newfoundland

A colony of Atlantic Puffin return to Bird Island just off the shore from Cape Bonavista Lighthouse in Newfoundland, Canada every year.

The rugged rocks of Bird Island in Newfoundland, Canada is where this colony of Atlantic Puffin reside during the breeding season. The males will clear out the area where they will make their nest which they sometimes blanket with grass, feathers ...
Atlantic Puffin Mates Bird Island Newfoundland

Atlantic Puffin mates are what brings these cute birds back to the nesting grounds on Bird Island in Newfoundland, Canada every year.

As a pair of Atlantic Puffins stand together appearing as mates while looking out over the waters of Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland, Canada from Bird Island, two others seem to be checking each other out. If an Atlantic Puffin has to defend its ne ...
Atlantic Puffin Flight Newfoundland Canada

Two Atlantic Puffins watch as one of their companions opens its wing with hopes of taking flight from Bird Island in Newfoundland, Canada.

As this Atlantic Puffin puffs up his feathers and spreads his wings atop Bird Island in Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, it appears as if he is ready for flight. Atlantic Puffins are extremely poor fliers as they must flap their wings betwe ...
Newfoundland Atlantic Puffins Bird Island

Two Atlantic Puffins are at a standstill as they chat amongst themselves atop Bird Island in Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland, Canada.

These two Atlantic Puffins who return to Bird Island in Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, appear to be fond of each other as they have probably been with each other for many years when they return to the colony to breed. Atlantic Puffins are ...
Bonavista Bay Atlantic Puffins Newfoundland Canada

Standing proud above Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, three Atlantic Puffins find pleasure at Bird Island during breeding season.

Three Atlantic Puffins stand proudly atop Bird Island in Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland, Canada where they come for about four or five months every year to breed. These Atlantic Puffins return to Bird Island around the middle of April and spend mo ...
Atlantic Puffins Nesting Grounds Bird Island Newfoundland

The nesting grounds on Bird Island in Newfoundland, Canada is where this colony of Atlantic Puffins can be seen every year during breeding season.

One of the Atlantic Puffins standing atop the rock on Bird Island in Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland, Canada has a lot to say to his companions as he squawks out orders regarding their nesting grounds. The rest of the Atlantic Puffins do not appear ...
Atlantic Puffins Group Bonavista Peninsula Newfoundland

A small group of Atlantic Puffins find life atop the cliff around Bonavista Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada a very peaceful location for their nesting grounds.

The rock cliffs of Bird Island around the Bonavista Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada is where these cute little Atlantic Puffins find their nesting grounds. A group of Atlantic Puffins leisurely stand atop the rock appearing as if they are havin ...
Canadian Geese Picture

In this picture taken in Parc Omega in Montebello in Quebec, Canada a family of Canadian Geese swim in a line as the sun glistens off the water.

A family of Canadian Geese take their swimming lessons for the day with their mother in the lead on a pond in Parc Omega in Montebello, Quebec. A family picture of wildlife is always priceless as you watch the mother tend to her young just as a h ...
Winter Willow Ptarmigan Bird Picture

Camouflaged amongst the snowy tundra of Churchill, Manitoba a Willow Ptarmigan is one type of bird that is hard to spot in the winter around the Hudson Bay.

During the winter months, a Willow Ptarmigan has plumage that is white in color to protect it from any predators and during the summer its coloring is a mixture of reddish brown and white. On the icy tundra in Churchill, Manitoba, a Willow Ptarmi ...

Pelicans sitting along the lake in the Qu'Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Lakes, rivers and marshlands around the Qu'Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan, Canada is where Pelicans like to occupy some of their time during the day. These areas are ideal spots for Pelicans to forage for fish. Pelicans in the Qu'Appelle Valley, ...
Gannets Newfoundland

Gannets nesting on Bird Rock at Cape St Mary's Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland, Canada.

Thousands of Gannets nest on Bird Rock in the Avalon Peninsula at Cape St Mary's Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland, Canada during the months of April through June. The Gannets seem to like Bird Rock which is a 100 meter tall rock made of sandsto ...
Atlantic Puffins Newfoundland

These cute little black and white birds known as Atlantic Puffins are the official bird of Newfoundland, Canada.

These small Atlantic Puffins spend a majority of their time at sea and on occasion on the rock ledges that overlook the waters off Newfoundland, Canada. The times that they do come ashore is when they lay their eggs and incubate them. The Atlanti ...

An owl perches upon a branch in the snowy regions of North America.

A Northern Hawk Owl lives in the Boreal Zones of North America and searches for food during the daytime hours. A medium sized owl with big yellow and black eyes and greyish brown plumage poses nicely for the camera.


Western Gull With Chicks

Western Gull in nest with two spotted chicks.

Photo of a Western Gull in a nest, standing over two chicks. The scientific name for the Western Gull is Larus occidentalis.
Bald Eagle Catching Prey

Flying bald eagle catching prey, Vancouver Island, Canada.

Bald Eagle catching a fish, in flight, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Picture Of A Clark's Nutcracker Bird Alberta

A little grey Clark's Nutcracker taking a short rest in Alberta in Canada.

Clark's Nutracker Bird in Alberta, Canada. Nucifraga columbiana
Puffin Pictures Fish

Successful hunter: An atlantic Puffin with fresh fish, Fratercula circticca, Newfoundland, Canada, North America.

Puffins are good hunters for fresh fish, Newfoundland.
Funny Animal Atlantic Puffins

These funny animals are Atlantic Puffins, Fratercula circticca, Newfoundland, Canada, North America.

Funny animals in a group some proud of their prey: fresh fish. Atlantic puffins, Fratercula circticca, Newfoundland, Canada, North America.
Atlantic Puffin Newfoundland

The official bird of Newfoundland is the Atlantic Puffin.

Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula Circticca, Newfoundland, Canada.

... Newfoundland and Labrador have several ecological reserves, which protect these critical breeding areas.

Canada’s north is a destination for many migrating birds, which breed in the Canadian arctic during the spring and summer months. Canada Geese, Swans and many other birds can be seen migrating north in the spring and south in the fall. Northern Canada also has many resident species (there all year), such as the northern hawk owl, and willow ptarmigan.

Birdwatchers are drawn to the west coast of British Columbia to see birds such as the large and majestic bald eagle. The Canadian Pacific coast is a major migratory route, and is teeming with bird life.

Point Pelee National Park in the province of Ontario is one of the best-known destinations for birders in Canada. The park has 370 species of birds and attracts upwards of 300,000 visitors a year.

All across Canada, forests, prairie, lakes, rivers and tundra offer habitat for many kinds of birds. An abundance of sea birds can be seen off of the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Birdwatchers and photographers will return to Canada again and again to explore the amazing diversity of bird life.

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