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About forty minutes southeast of Edmonton, Alberta, Beaverhill Lake is nationally and internationally recognized for waterfowl migration and observation. More than 253 species of birds have been reported here.
 Notable Species
In March, Canada Goose arrive by the thousands, followed by Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Tundra Swan and numerous duck species. Birds of prey soon arrive: Rough-legged Hawk and Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Merlin, Northern Harrier, Northern Goshawk and Peregrine Falcon.
The southern end of Beaverhill Lake is famous for its shorebird numbers, where more than 40 species have been reported. As a result of numerous nest boxes placed here for their use, the area also supports a large concentration of nesting Tree Swallows.
Birds you can see here include:
 Other Wildlife
 Site Information
 History and Use
 Areas of Interest
 Access and Facilities
The Beaverhill Bird Observatory, located at the southeast corner of the lake, offers instructional tours in spring and summer. From the parking area, a trail winds past marsh wetlands and a viewing mound, and toward Beaverhill Lake.
 Contact Details
 External Links
Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre, at Tofield, provides further information on wildlife found in the area.
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