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October 1, 1998

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This wildlife status report looks at the long-billed curlew, the largest shorebird, and the most southerly breeding curlew, in North America. Once abundant over most of the prairie regions of the United States and Canada, populations have declined throughout most of the its breeding range since...


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October 1, 1998

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This wildlife status report looks at the plains hognose snake, a subspecies of the western hognose snake and listed as a species that may be at risk of decline in Alberta. Current understanding of the population levels of the plains hognose snake in Alberta is limited by the secretive nature of...


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October 1, 1998

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This wildlife status report looks at the Columbia spotted frog. Spotted frogs are endemic to northwestern North America and are most common in mountainous and high-altitude areas. In Alberta, spotted frogs occur within the Rocky Mountain and Foothills regions, where they inhabit cool, relatively...


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March 1, 1998

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This wildlife status report looks at the Canadian toad, one of three species of the genus Bufo found in Alberta (the other species being the western toad and the great plains toad). Once a common inhabitant of the northern interior plains, the population of this species in the province has...


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January 1, 1998

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This wildlife status report looks at the sage grouse, the largest species of grouse in North America and listed as endangered in Alberta. As a result of the loss of the native sagebrush grasslands, the range of the sage grouse in North America has decreased by over 50 per cent during the 20th...


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September 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the northern leopard frog, a once-abundand species in the province whose population has declined dramatically over much of its historical North American range. In Alberta, populations have been extirpated over much of western and central Alberta and are absent...


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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the burrowing owl, which is a summer resident in Canada, breeding in the Mixedgrass and Dry Mixedgrass natural subregions of southeastern Alberta. The burrowing owl is listed as Threatened in Alberta and the population has declined substantially over the past...


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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the the eastern short-horned lizard, which is Alberta's only native lizard species. Scattered populations of these small, well-camouflaged lizards are found on sparsely-vegetated slopes in canyons and coulees in the extreme southeastern parts of the province....


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January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the northern long-eared bat, a forest-dependent bat commonly found in eastern Canada and the United States and encountered less frequently in western Canada, including Alberta. At present, the northern myotis is designated as "may be at risk" in Alberta, based...


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Last Modified

January 1, 1997

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This wildlife status report looks at the piping plover, which is listed as either threatened or endangered throughout its range in North America, and is listed as endangered in Alberta. This report revirews information on the piping plover in Alberta, as a step in updating the status of the...