Friday, 14 August 2015

Canadian Wildlife Spotting in Algonquin Park

 
I have done a previous post on my love for Algonquin Park and if you follow me on Instagram you will notice I go there a lot! Any weekend that I have nothing planned I usually end up going on a new hiking path in Algonquin Park. It is about 2 hours away from where I live, but well worth the journey. Not only do they have amazing hiking paths with breathtaking views just being in the Park you have one of the greatest chances of seeing Canadian wildlife. The amount of Moose and Black Bears in the park are quite high. Not to mention the amount of other wildlife that call the park home. So I decided to do a post on all the wildlife I have come across throughout my hikes and drives in the Park! Hope there's some animal lovers out there who will find this interesting!  
 
* Please note these photos were taken over a series of visits and they are wild animals so there is never a given that you will see something in the park. However the odds are in your favor.


 One of the best ways to increase your chances of spotting wildlife is to visit the Visitors Centre as they have a Wildlife Sightings Board right when you walk in where the public is free to record any of their sightings. I usually check out the board before I begin my hike.  
 
 
Birds / Ducks

There are numerous species of birds, water fowl and ducks that all visit the park. Some of my sightings include Blue Herons, Ducks, Turkeys, and more.




Turtles



 
Loons



Beavers
 




Moose
 



 


Black Bears
 




 



What else you may see: 
  • Chipmunks
  • Blue Jays, Grey Jays
  • Lots of bird species
  • Owls
  • Snakes
  • Frogs
  • Racoons
  • Otters
  • Deer
  • Foxes
  • Wolves (rare to see but Algonquin Park does Wolf Howl nights)
  • Pine Martins

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