Our Birds of the Bow Valley series shows the white-faced ibis – a large and colourful bird – that were not seen in Banff National Park until May, 2020. One was spotted by 14-year-old Charly Garrow, as reported by the Outlook, who was out for a walk with her father and said “it was just so magical” and they watched the bird for about an hour.
Michael W. (Mike) Potter is a professional photographer specializing in birds. He is a former park interpreter in Banff National Park, and the author and photographer of eight books on hiking and natural history in the Canadian Rockies, distributed by Canmore-based Alpine Book Peddlers. Potter’s website is michaelwpotter.ca, which includes a link to his bird photographs on Flickr.