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Birds At The Museum

The Danish Canadian Museum is home to a large variety of birds. Watch and listen for birds as you wander the grounds.


Baltimore Oriole

Colours: Males are red and black. Females are an olive brown colour
Calls: Their songs sound like sweet flutelike whistles
When: From May to August
Where: In any type of wooded areas
Food: Seeds, small bugs and spiders
Fun Fact: They are small and fast, so be sharp looking for them

Photo by: J Gill

Canada Goose

Colours: Black head and neck, with white under the chin. Brown wings, with a white chest
Calls: A distinct and loud HONK
When: From May to October
Where: Near water, like ponds, streams and even sloughs
Food: vegetation, aquatic plants, grains, and the occasional small fish
Fun Fact: A Canadian Goose is territorial and can get very aggressive. Stay clear of them if you find one. They lay their eggs on the ground, and will protect their nest. 

Photos by: Stephanie Sagmoen, Loreli Madiuk and MacKenzie Richard


Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Colours: Males are black, with bright red breasts, and white under bellies. Females are white and brown
Calls: Rich whistle, and warbling, with a chink added in the call
When: From May to September
Where: Woodlands and parks
Food: Insects, fruit and seeds
Fun Fact: They rarely leave their treetops and are a very cautious birds, and thus are hard to find.

Photo by: Lilian Hiebert

Tennessee Warbler

Colours: Males grey head, and a green body. Females tend to have a yellowish tinge in the green
Calls: High pitched chip in three parts
When: From May to September
Where: Treetops of thin patches of trees
Food: Insects mostly, but also drink nectar from flowers.
Fun Fact: These birds are so small they can gather nectar from flowers, but not like other nectar sucking animals, they drain the flower from the base of the stalk. 

Photos by: Michelle Stewart and Frank Crocket