Nature Calgary will soon be resuming events – see the Events Calendar for the latest updates.

The Nature Calgary Board, in the interests of the health and safety of members and the public, have adopted the following guidelines for all outings:

  • Only in town outings where carpooling is not needed.
  • Limited to a maximum of 10 participants.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • The use of masks could be encouraged if social distance cannot be maintained

 

Bird YYC 2020

In March, Nature Calgary suspended all activities supporting the BirdYYC2020 Big Year Birding Challenge. The WhatsApp Rare Bird Alert Group was shut down. Group outings were cancelled.

During the past few months, many people continued to go out birding – albeit without carpooling and generally alone or with care to maintain physical distances. If birders submitted their eBird lists the results continued to show on their BirdYYC2020 patch list.

On June 18, the WhatsApp RBA Group was re-opened. Although the COVID-19 restrictions still apply, the BirdYYC2020 challenge will return with the focus shifting a bit more toward the “data collection” aspect and away from the “friendly competition” focus. Our hope is to allow comparison of the 2020 results with those of the 2000 and 2010 events.