Muuuh Wildlife Photography

Parc Angrignon, Montreal

Park Angrignon is an extensive urban park consisting of natural areas, a deciduous forest, in spring partially flooded, a large pond, two smaller ponds and an urban park area. What makes this park so attractive for Nature and Wildlife photographer is the convenient accessibility and the unique combination of urban park areas vs. relatively natural kept areas such as the forest along the larger pond.

How to Get Here

The park is located at the end station of green metro line, Angrignon. Leave the station on the opposite site of the bus terminals and cross the large parking lot to get to the entrance near the large pond. In winter you can cross the large pond to get to the forest.

Map Location of Parc Angrignon, Montreal

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Photography Tips

If you are out to take photos of birds, you will need definitively a long lens, 400mm, as birds of prey and waterfowl will be on distance. You are able to get down to water surface level at both ponds. The park also has spots for landscape photography along the large pond.

If you are looking for Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) search for photographers around. They are usually setting up tripods and cameras nearby. Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) are well camouflaged and difficult to spot when you don't know where exactly they are. There are different spots in the forest South of the large pond.

The upper end of the large pond provides to watch Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) hunting and being able to get close will give you the opportunity for great shots in flight. 400mm lens at least and fast focus are mandatory.

What to See Here

The park is extensive with different type of habitats and thanks to this characteristics, there are opportunities to see a variety of different species during the different seasons of the year.

Small pond left of metro station and bus terminal: The usual shorebirds and waterfowl species like Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis). Occasionally, Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps), Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus), Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Large pond: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), rarely Great Egret (Ardea alba); Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta), rarely Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Extended forest area adjacent to ponds. Popular place among birdwatchers to see Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) in winter. Both Coopers Hawk (Accipiter striatus) and Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) are nesting in this park.

Recent Photos of Species

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Double-crested Cormorant
Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)
Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
Large White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

Species and Seasonality

SpringSummerFallWinter
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 1 0 0 0
American Bullfrog (Rana Catesbeiana) 2 1 0 0
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3 1 1 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 0 2 0 0
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10 2 1 0
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 3 0 0 0
American Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 3 1 0 0
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1 1 0 0
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 0 3 1 0
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 6 0 2 4
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 0 1 0 0
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) 3 0 0 0
Brown creeper (Certhia americana) 1 0 0 0
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 1 0 0 0
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 8 5 2 0
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 0 1 0 0
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) 3 0 0 0
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 1 0 0 0
Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) 2 0 0 0
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 3 1 0 0
Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) 1 0 0 0
Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4 2 0 0
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) 1 3 0 0
Coopers Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 1 0 0 0
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 1 0 0 0
Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 2 3 2 0
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1 0 1 2
Downy Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens) 1 0 0 0
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) 1 0 0 0
Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 9 5 2 4
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 0 2 0 0
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) 3 1 0 5
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) 1 0 0 0
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 1 0 0 0
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 3 3 1 0
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 0 2 0 0
Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans) 1 1 0 0
Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) 1 0 0 0
Groundhog (Marmota monax) 3 1 0 0
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 0 1 0 2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 1 0 0 0
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 0 0 1 0
Large White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) 3 0 0 0
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 10 6 2 0
Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) 1 0 0 0
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) 1 0 0 0
Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) 1 0 1 0
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 10 4 0 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2 1 0 0
Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica) 1 0 0 0
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 0 1 0 0
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) 4 2 1 0
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 0 3 0 0
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1 1 2 0
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1 0 0 3
Raccoon (Procyon lotor) 1 0 0 0
Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) 1 0 0 0
Red-breasted merganser (Mergus serrator) 2 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1 0 0 0
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 10 4 0 0
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 9 4 3 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 5 2 1 0
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 2 1 0 0
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2 1 0 0
Virginia Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) 1 0 0 0
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1 0 0 0
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 6 0 3 3
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 2 0 0 0
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 0 0 0 1
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 5 3 0 0
Woolly Blue Violet (Viola sororia) 1 0 0 0
Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) 2 0 0 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field. Only species shown which we have logged at least 5 times in the Montreal area.

Videos Recorded in Parc Angrignon, Montreal

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Photos Taken in Parc Angrignon, Montreal

Large Pond Parc Angrignon

Large Pond of Parc Angrignon during a stormy autumn day

2019-10-27

NIKON Z 6; 50mm f/1.4; Focal Length 50mm; Exposure 1/8; Aperture f/16; Iso 50;

Winter Sunset Park Angrignon

2019-02-16

NIKON D500; 50mm f/1.4; Focal Length 50mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f14.0; Iso 2200;

Snowy Day Park Angrignon

2018-03-10

iPhone 7; iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8; Focal Length 4mm; Exposure 1/2740; Aperture f1.8; Iso 20;

Park Angrignon

Lake of Park Angrignon at a cloudy day reflecting the tree lines and sky.

2017-09-09

iPhone 7; iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8; Focal Length 4mm; Exposure 1/1520; Aperture f1.8; Iso 20;

Tree at Sunset

Park Angrignon, Montreal

2016-11-19

NIKON D7100; 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 200mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.3; Iso 200;

Park Angrignon, Montreal

Autumn

2016-10-30

NIKON D7100; 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 122mm; Exposure 1/400; Aperture f4.8; Iso 200;

Frozen Lake

Lake and Forest Park Angrignon in Winter

2016-01-17

NIKON D7100; 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length 60mm; Exposure 1/800; Aperture f7.1; Iso 200;

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