We explore, appreciate and share in natural areas in and around Calgary.

Exploring birds, plants and natural areas in Calgary since 1955.

Nature Calgary is a community of Calgarians that promotes the preservation of natural habitats, provides educational opportunities and supports the collection of natural history observations. Together we learn, explore and share. Everyone is invited to join us.


Our monthly Speaker Series and study groups include researchers, natural history specialists and Nature Calgary members who have experiences and knowledge to share.


Join us for field trips and excursions in and beyond Calgary. Every trip is led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide. We have events for all ages – including our popular Nature Kids.


There are many opportunities to share your passion with our members and throughout Calgary – lead a field trip, speak at an event or represent Nature Calgary out in the community.


The “Canada Jay” for Canada’s National Bird

David M. Bird, Emeritus Professor of Ornithology at McGill, proposes the Canada Jay become Canada’s national bird. In no order of importance, here are no less than 17 compelling reasons as to why it would be a great choice.

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Dates for 2018 Christmas Bird Counts

With December around the corner, it is time again for the annual Christmas Bird Counts. More information about the Calgary Christmas Bird Count is below. The dates for the 2018 Christmas Bird Counts in Southern Alberta are: Sat Dec 15 Banff-Canmore Sun Dec 16 Calgary...

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Upcoming Events

Sun 16

Calgary Christmas Bird Count

December 16
Wed 19

Annual General Meeting 2018

December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Calgary Alberta
Sat 29

Bird North Glenmore Park – December 2018

December 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 02

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – January 2019

January 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Calgary Alberta
Jan 11

Shannon Terrace Birding

January 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Calendar of Events

Nature Calgary hosts volunteer-led events throughout the year. View our Calendar of Events for the latest events.

Event Updates

Due to weather or conditions, events may be revised or cancelled. Any events with recent updates are listed below.

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Field Trips

Over 100 outings every year to natural areas within Calgary and beyond.

Speakers and Presentations

Special guests share their research, experiences and insights in our Speaker Series and Bird Study Group.

Nature Kids

Learn and enjoy nature as a family with outdoor activities, games and kid-friendly presentations.

Nature Calgary is for all Calgarians

We are a non-profit and volunteer-run organization that connects Calgarians with nature. Everyone is welcome to learn, explore and share.