Which bird should Canada take under its wing?
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 6:37 PM - There are more than 450 species of birds across Canada, but not one of them has been designated as our national bird — a title that for too long has not been made official. That, however, is about to change thanks to Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project.
Canadian Geographic hopes to designate an official bird for Canada by 2017, the country's sesquicentennial. They're calling on the public to help make that happen through a voting system on their website.
In the meantime, we've collected some of our best viewer photos of some of the nominees.
Have a look below and let us know which one you'd like to see represent the Great White North in the comments section below.
1. Morning Loon Family
Posted By: Jan Ricci // July 31, 2014 Bancroft, ON
2. Blue Fantasy
Posted By: Marian Cohen // November 20, 2014 Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
3. Male Snowy Owl
Posted By: Russell Milks // January 14, 2015 Ottawa, ON
4. Pileated Woody Woodpecker
Posted By: David Rynard // January 14, 2015 Inverary, ON
Posted By: mark windsor // January 16, 2015 Grand Forks, BC
Posted By: Harold Feiertag // January 16, 2015 Santa Monica Drive, Delta, BC
7. The Blue Jay way
Posted By: Brett M. Hirons Hirons // January 16, 2015 Beeton, New Tecumseth, ON
8. Wolpertinger spotted in Bracebridge
Posted By: Kearen Pfender // January 7, 2015 Bracebridge, ON
Click here to vote on Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project