Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Brownish, speckled fur with a short white tail, hence its name “Cottontail”. Eastern Cottontail rabbits are very shy and prefer to hide.

How To Identify

Although common on the Island of Montreal, they are difficult to spot. The only time I saw this species was near the airport along a rarely used pathway leading into an undeveloped area. Look for them along bushes and forests into open areas.

Where and When to Spot

The only wild rabbits I saw around Montréal are the eastern cottontail rabbits. I will update this section once I have spotted another species.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Boisé des Douze

    Sunday, April 21, 2019

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f9.0
    ISO 4000

  • Technoparc Montréal

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 2000