The endangered eastern loggerhead shrike heads south for the winter, just like many lucky Canadians. However, Wildlife Preservation Canada’s breeding population of shrike enjoy cozy new accommodation at Halton’s Mountsberg Conservation Area. In the spring, Wildlife Preservation Canada’s team will return the shrike to their field breeding aviaries to enjoy the warm weather and produce young to help repopulate the species in their natural environment. Since the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery program was initiated, over 600 young have been released in the recovery areas.
Take a tour of the new overwintering facility.