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Tracking and Birding


Waterton Lakes National Park offers a huge variety of wildlife. Keep your eyes to the ground next time you hike and you may see tracks from some of the animals. Animals that frequent the park include: Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, Black Bears, Grizzly Bears, Cougars, Coyotes, Foxes and Wolves. For more information on predators, Check the Reference section  of this website . click here.


Bird-watching, or "birding", is a common activity here in Waterton Lakes National Park. Positioned on the axis of two major migratory corridors, and with over 250 species of birds, Waterton Park is a bird watchers paradise! Birds that frequent the area include Steller's Jays, Ducks, Loons, Robins, Canadian Geese, Blue-Winged Teal, Mergansers, Spotted Sandpipers, Great Horned Owls, Hawks and Chickadees.

Maskinonge/Park Entrance Kiosk Area

  • fall and spring migrations of waterfowl
  • summer nesting of many species 

Linnet Lake (A small lake located next to the main park road)

  • early summer nesting warblers, white-crowned sparrows, red-naped sapsuckers
  • fishing kingfishers

Cameron Lake

  • a subalpine lake with good opportunity to see such species as Steller's jays and varied thrushes
  • watch the lake for spotted sandpipers and mergansers
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