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Pingo Canadian Landmark


Arctic ground squirrel, one of the few permanent residents of the landmark
Arctic ground squirrel
© Parks Canada / James McCormick, June, 2002

Wildlife Viewing

Few animals make Pingo Canadian Landmark their permanent home. However, many species take advantage of its varied habitats for short periods of time. It is not unusual to see caribou grazing at the base of a pingo or a grizzly bear wandering through the area in search of berries in autumn. On rare occasions in winter, a polar bear may pass through the landmark as it follows the coastline.

Lesser golden-plover
Lesser golden-plover
© Parks Canada / Wayne Lynch, June, 1994

In spring, waterfowl are abundant in Pingo Canadian Landmark. Tundra swans, snow geese, common loons, pacific loons, sandhill cranes, and a variety of ducks and shorebirds rest here during their long migration to arctic islands further north. The best time to birdwatch is late May to mid-June.

Please respect wildlife and observe at a safe distance. [See "Safety" for more information]