Explore, appreciate, and preserve all the best parts of Calgary’s nature.

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. Our focus is to enjoy and share natural history in a safe and respectful way. We have events for all ages – including our popular Nature Kids program.


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.


Calgary 2020 Big Year Birding Challenge

Nature Calgary is promoting a friendly “big year” birding challenge within Calgary city limits in 2020. This will follow the tradition of competitions held in 2000 and 2010. Stay tuned. Details will be published on the Nature Calgary website soon.

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Windy Point Hawk Watch – Multiple Dates Available

Peter Roxburgh has offered to lead people on a real birding adventure in the Sheep River Valley. A strenuous one-hour hike takes you to a world-class hawk watching site with the chance of seeing up to 10 species of raptors during their fall migration. The proposed...

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Upcoming Events

Sat 21

Bird North Glenmore Park – September 2019

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 28

Carburn Park – Fall warblers

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 01

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – October 2019

October 1 @ 8:00 am
Calgary Alberta
Oct 02

Bird Study Group – October 2019

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Calgary Alberta
Oct 04

Irrigation Canal, SE Calgary

October 4 @ 9:00 am

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.