Friday, May 16, 2014

Wild Turkey

Andy | Friday, May 16, 2014 | Best Blogger Tips

Seeing a wild turkey in a urban setting is rare. The eastern wild turkey is native to Ontario and was historically common in southern parts of the province. It was extirpated from the province by 1909 due to unregulated hunting and the clearing of forests for agriculture in southern Ontario.


In 1984, Ontario began working with partner organizations to restore eastern wild turkeys using birds trapped in the wild from several U.S.A. states. These efforts were successful and led to an expansion in the number and range of wild turkeys. By the winter of 1986-87, Ontario began trapping Ontario wild turkeys and transferring them into unoccupied areas. Wild turkeys also continue to expand their range naturally.


  1. What a great picture of that bird! I have seem them here but never in an urban area.

  2. That poor turkey looks out of place.

  3. Wow - great shot. Finding one of these birds out in rural areas is a rare treat, I've found.

  4. Wow.... that second picture is so clear. What a majestic bird.

  5. Great shot of a bird unkown here in the Netherlands. Pity that with its beautiful feathers it misses them on its head and neck. But nature should have a purpose for it I guess. Nice ones Andy and that in town.