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You can help! Send in your wildlife sightings.

Calgary Captured


Calgary Captured

Our wildlife cameras have been capturing images since May 2017 and now need YOU to help us figure out what species are using the parks!

Take the Calgary Captured Challenge

Calgary Captured offers Calgarians a novel way to peek into our local parks and classify species caught on camera. Through citizen participation, tens of thousands of wildlife images can be reliably classified in only a few weeks. Log onto Zooniverse today and start experiencing your parks from the comfort of your own home. This is a chance for you to take a peek into Calgary's local parks when people aren't around and see what the critters get up to!

You can help! Send in your wildlife sightings by:
Calling 311 (for TTY, call (403) 268-4TTY [4889])
Using 311 Online Services
Using the (311 Calgary mobile app)

Remote Wildlife Cameras

A key part of coexisting with wildlife is to understand how they make use of urban environments. Much of what we know comes from Calgarians reporting sightings through 311. To build upon that, in late spring 2017, The City of Calgary started monitoring select parks with remote cameras to get more detail about wildlife movement and habitat use. Remote wildlife cameras have been installed in 13 city parks and Fish Creek Provincial Park, including:

  • Paskapoo Slopes
  • Tom Campbell's Hill
  • Ralph Klein Park
  • Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
  • Edworthy Park/Lawrey Gardens
  • Bowmont Park
  • Griffith Woods
  • Nosehilll Park
  • Edgemont Ravines
  • Confluence Park
  • North/South Glenmore Park/Weaselhead
  • Haskayne
  • Hidden Valley
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Wildlife Sightings

Through this wildlife monitoring program, we hope to gain a more complete picture of how wildlife use and move through the city. Knowing more about movement and barriers, as well as where species are most likely to occur, allows us to target conservation, park and conflict management to ensure we continue to coexist with our wild neighbours.

Click on the Play button (on the map) to watch how 3-1-1 sightings accumulate over 10 years which helps us better understand where moose are potentially using habitat within the city.

 

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