Printable infographics featuring the strange courtship displays of North American ducks
Learn the unusual traits of some of North America's favourite bird species, including downloadable and printable infographics.
Whether it’s through whistling, head bobbing or blowing bubbles, each species has a unique – and captivating – set of courtship maneuvers. Here are five of the impressive lengths some drakes will go to get the girl.
"I looked down at my mitt and thought I had a piece of bark on it. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a butterfly."
For the health of our environment and for our enjoyment of nature, maintaining biodiversity in wetlands across the boreal forest of Canada is crucial.
The Junction Lake project, breeding grounds of the piping plover, is an excellent example of partners working together to conserve and restore habitats, not only in Alberta, but across Canada that benefit multiple species and promote biodiversity.
Whooping cranes weren’t always so elusive. Spring and fall once brought flocks of these massive white birds to the Canadian Prairies.
How can we reduce the impacts of non-native phragmites on wetlands?
Wetlands are a biological resource akin to rainforests and coral reefs. They are an epicentre of life that cannot be replicated. Where wetlands suffer, so too does the immense biodiversity they support.
Large, restored wetlands in Ontario are even more valuable than when they were created in the first place—often decades ago.
A songbird banding station outside of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s national offices in Manitoba nets a fraction of the thousands of birds that rely on the surrounding wetland every spring and fall.