The Boreal Forest brings with it not only a diversity of tree and plant species but also a unique array of wildlife. The park is home to more than 240 species of neo-tropical song birds and eagles are a common sight.
Watch and listen for beavers making a splash along the shorelines and hearing a timber wolf's howl during the night is a treat. Moose and wolves are occassionally observed when hiking a trail on the interior of the park.
The park is home to black bears, an abundance of white-tailed deer, and smaller mammals such as foxes, otters, muskrats, snowshoe hares, and weasels which may be seen crossing frozen lake surfaces during the winter.
An array of fish species are known to exist in the park's lakes with yellow perch and northern pike being the most widely spread.
To learn more about the animals that can be found in Voyageurs National Park, read the Plants and Animals checklist on the brochure page.
Did You Know?
Your choice in fishing tackle can have an effect on park wildlife. It takes only one lead sinker to kill a loon. Non-lead alternatives are available in local stores and at Voyageurs National Park visitor centers.