The Old Trail
Ian Tyson
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There are 421 species of birds in 44 families that
call Alberta home.  (Nature Alberta list says 421 species and 44 families.) 
Birds like the * Snowy Owl and * Rough-legged Hawk   
come to Calgary area to winter in a warmer climate.  
They breed in the Arctic tundra.

I have photographed 107 species and 36 families  that call Alberta home. 
Bird Index will confirm what birds I have photographed.

The terrain of mountain, foothill and, grasslands surrounding Calgary make the area a birders delight.  The Rocky Mountains provide a migratory raptor highway each spring and fall.  Birds like the Snow Goose, who breed much further north, Swans and Pelicans, pass  in flocks, and stop to refuel on the open waters.

You can take the girl out of the country,
but you can't take the country out of the girl.

"The question is not what you look at, 
but what you see."
Henry David Thoreau

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