Friday, September 2, 2011

Perching Birds of Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada

If you think that the term “perching birds” is synonymous with the passerines, try a trip to the Hudson Bay coast area (these photos from Wapusk National Park, Manitoba Canada) and you may be surprised who is perched on the treetops...

(from left to right: Bonaparte’s Gull, Lesser Yellowlegs, Willow Ptarmigan, Hudsonian Godwit)

more detailed posts from this area to follow!


  1. They look out of place perched on a tree top.

  2. this is territorial behaviour that is only seen on the breeding grounds... if you want to announce your territory, sound carries much further when broadcast from "on high"

  3. Is that a composite?

  4. Yes, the Willow Ptarmigan and Bonaparte's Gull are in the original photo and the Hudsonian Godwit and Lesser Yellowlegs were nearby (added as a composite).


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