Wildlife Summary: GDT Section E

We had a break from a few days with no animal sightings and got a wave of sightings instead!

  • Several Ptarmigans – three when we just finished going down “Owen Pass” AKA “Zinger Pass”. Then about five of them running around when we woke up at Michele Lake
  • A herd of big horned sheep when going down Owen/ Zinger Pass. Lots of young ones!
  • Many, many marmots
  • Several (cute!) pet dogs when approaching civilization in Jasper.

This was a pretty good section and each sighting was a quality one. We held our distance with the sheep, but the Ptarmigans were as fearless as usual and came quite close to us! The marmots kept their distance for once and some of them looked quite young.

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