Throughout the year, it is possible to cross paths with a bird in distress: broken or damaged wing, collision with a vehicle or electrical wires, birds are often unlucky and face many dangers. If you find a bird in distress, contact the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs at 1-877-346-6763
The Common Raven looks a lot like its close cousin, the American Crow!
Large pointy and strong beak
Long and pointy feathers on the neck
A bird misunderstood by many!
Dark plumage, a raspy call, gregarious and aggressive behaviour – I’ve got what it takes to be misunderstood. For the longest time I was persecuted and wrongly accused of helping myself to your livestock and your crops.
The star of many myths and legends.
I have always been a folk legend in many cultures. My voice and behaviors have been, in certain instances, associated with death and, in other instances, the messenger of predictions and prophecies. In Canada, I am the Yukon territory’s official bird.
Where can you observe the Common Raven?
I generally avoid inhabited areas. I prefer mountainous sectors and escarpments. My cousin, the common crow, is the one who is found in more open and urban areas. Just the same, I can occasionally be found near cities, nesting on power pylons.
« Bird brain »? Ravens are rather geniuses!
Numerous studies have shown that my problem-solving skills are superior to those of dogs! In fact, my capacity to learn, innovate, memorize and to maintain complex social interactions are comparable to those of large primates. So it goes without saying that I’m the Einstein of birds!
Come see the Common Ravens