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.