Sunday, January 31, 2021

Birds Of Provinces And Territories

 Here we have a couple more of the display cases with a variety of birds of different sizes.

These are across the aisle from one large display case. While Canada doesn't have an official national bird, each province and territory does have one, and they are grouped together in this case. First we have the gyrfalcon of the Northwest Territories and the black-capped chickadee of New Brunswick.

Next is the Steller's jay of British Columbia and the great horned owl of Alberta.

Saskatchewan has the sharp-tailed grouse, while the Yukon chose the common raven.

At left is the rock ptarmigan of Nunavut and at right is the common loon of Ontario.

Here we have the osprey of Nova Scotia and the snowy owl of Quebec.

At left is the Atlantic puffin of Newfoundland and Labrador. Manitoba is represented by the great grey owl. And at right is the blue jay, the official bird of Prince Edward Island.

One last shot from the bird gallery: this display case all in one view.

The entrance area leading into the bird gallery features a number of live insects, arachnids, and other creepy crawlies. A display case includes a number of butterfly specimens, seen here. We'll be back to the Museum of Nature after the theme day.


  1. This is a good place to learn more about the different types of birds. Lovely exhibit of colourful butterflies.

  2. That is a quite interesting museum!
    I really wish I could visit him!

  3. There is enough information here for a quiz!

  4. Wonderful collection, that common loon of Ontario is a real beauty.

  5. Love trying to see if I can recognise some of the birds William, love the puffin from yesterday's post and just look at those gorgeous blue butterflies today 💙

  6. The avian community in all shapes and sizes!

  7. ...each area has its own residents.

  8. How wonderful to live near so many wonderful museums

  9. @Nancy: it is.

    @Ella: I enjoy it.

    @Italiafinlandia: if they're exclusively North American, they would be.

    @David: indeed.

    @Marie: I agree.

    @Jan: their call is even more so.

    @Grace: thank you.

    @Magiceye: indeed.

    @Tom: quite so.

    @Susie: it is!

  10. Thanks for the birds of Canada display! A few of which I've never seen, and probably won't in this lifetime! So it's great to see them displayed.

  11. That is a nice display of the provincial birds.

  12. Sandhill cranes are one of my favorite birds I like the large flocks they gather in and then their flight. They do some fantastic dances on the round.

  13. These displays are great teaching tools for both kids and adults.

  14. I think puffins are extremely cute birds. One day I'd like to visit one of their habitats.

  15. What an interesting series, William ! I learn so much !

  16. Great! You get many birds not just one national one.

  17. @Barbara: it is.

    @RedPat: very much so.

    @Red: they do seem like characters.

    @Bill: they certainly are.

    @Sharon: they seem adorable.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Cloudia: yes, there have occasionally been talks of designating a national bird, but the problem is a choice: do you go with one that's present in each of the provinces and territories or not? Because that would be problematic.

    @Mari: thank you.

  18. The chickadee is one of my favorites, Good on New Brunswick!

  19. Something I can't recall ever hearing during any of my outdoor adventures is the all of a loon. That would bery much be something I would like to experience.

  20. I've never seen a horned owl. Impressive.

  21. I so love the birds. I hope you're hanging in there, dude.

  22. Love the one displaying its wingspread -- and the butterfly case is beautiful.

  23. I do like those blue butterflies.

    All the best Jan

  24. @DJan: it's a good choice.

    @Revrunner: it's haunting.

    @Joanne: they are.

    @Jennifer: I am.

    @Jeanie: thank you.

    @Jan: me too.

    @Beth: thanks.