Global View

Through connections associated with the climate system and migration Saskatchewan is linked to other parts of the world especially Arctic and tropical locations.

Costa Rican RrainforestCosta Rican Rainforest

Many of "our" songbirds are actually tropical species that fly north for a few months to breed. They spend much of their time in Central and South America, sharing a range of habitats with resident species.

In the canopy of a rainforest, tree limbs are draped with ferns, fungi, lichens, mosses, orchids, and bromeliads. This tree-top forest is home to a tremendous diversity of insects, mammals, reptiles, and birds, including 200 migratory bird species.

In the Costa Rican jungle, the Harpy Eagle is the ultimate tree-top predator. One of the largest eagles in the world, it feeds on large tree-dwelling mammals like monkeys and three-toed sloths.

MacKenzie Delta

Every year, birds including loons, waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, gulls, terns, and songbirds gather in the far north to mate, nest, and raise their young before winter returns. They migrate through Saskatchewan in late May and early June to reach their nesting grounds in the Mackenzie Delta, and return as early as July!