Location: East of Edmonton
Hwy 14 east from Edmonton to Tofield (see map).
Beaverhill Lake was designated a RAMSAR site (wetland of international significance) in 1987. Over the past few years, the water level at this lake has diminished and it no longer supports the large numbers of species and individuals as in the past.
The general area is worth exploring in April and May for migrating shorebirds. Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese and swans pass through and may pause in fields or ponds. Mountain Bluebirds and Western Meadowlarks are in the neighbourhood.
During the winter months, Snowy Owls may be present along stubble fields. Please remember to be respectful of this sensitive species. The most successful viewing is one that does not disturb the bird.
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