Alberta Mountain Forests Ecoregion

Name: Alberta Mountain Forests – NA0501 World Wildlife Fund

Location: Alberta, Canada along the Alberta/British Columbia border

Size: 15,400 square miles (size of Connecticut and Maryland combined)

General Description: The Alberta Mountain Forests are a mixed forest habitat of alpine and subalpine ecosystems. Trees commonly found in this ecoregion are alpine fir and lodgepole pine. The conservation status is stable as there are several large protected areas including Jasper and Banff National Parks.

Birding: A lot of the typical northern forest birds can be found in the Alberta Mountain Forests: birds such as Evening Grosbeak, Redpolls, Waxwings, Crossbills, and Great Gray Owl. Also, Sprague’s Pipit and Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow are found here, two species that are vulnerable.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing – often confused with the Bohemian Waxwing

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