Birds and Animals
You don't have to go far to spot birds and animals at the HRSC! Look outside the chalet window at the birdfeeders, or take a ski break along the trail and listen for chirping while searching for tracks.
The Ric Green loop is a great trail to spot birds! Two sets of birdfeeders are located along the way - pack some bird seed to fill them up or feed the chickadees from your mitten!
Wondering what bird you've seen? Here's a list of commonly spotted feathered friends wintering at the HRSC, courtesy of our local bird expert, Bruce Green:
- Black-capped and boreal chickadees
- Snow buntings
- Woodpeckers (downy, hairy, black-backed, three-toed and pileated)
- Gray (Canada) jay
- Dark-eyed junco
- Pine grosbeaks
- Red-breasted nuthatch
- Ruffed grouse
- Spruce grouse - they make a loud flapping noise!
- Great horned owl
- Boreal owl
Wondering what animal tracks you've seen? Here's a list of commonly spotted tracks at the HRSC:
- Snowshoe hare