Learn how to find and identify birds with the Birding 101 Course from Nature Calgary.

Join Nature Calgary for 4 online sessions and 4 in-person sessions to learn the basics of birding.

The evening online sessions (7:30- 8:30pm) will cover:

  • Equipment & Where to find birds (Thursday June 3)
  • What to Notice when birding (Thursday June 10)
  • Birding Behaviour Basics (Thursday June 17)
  • Bird Habitats (Thursday June 24)

The in-person field trip portion will be on Friday OR Saturday OR Sunday mornings from 9:00am – 11:00am at four different parks around Calgary. We will provide all participants with binoculars.

  • Carburn Park
  • Dale Hodges Park
  • Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
  • Weaselhead Park

This course is free for Nature Calgary members and $50 for non-members.

If you are a non-member, registration in this course will provide you with a one-year family membership. This will give you access to all our field trips (we run over 200 a year), our speaker series and bird study group sessions, as well as a monthly newsletter. Please note: if you are registering 2 or more family members in the course choose 1 non-member rate and the remainder as Nature Calgary members.

If you have questions about the course please email: communications@naturecalgary.com

Register for Birding 101

COST: Free for members, $50 for non-members

  • Online Sessions (Thursday June 3, 10, 17, 24 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  • Friday Mornings  (June 4,11, 15, 25 9:00am – 11:00am) (Register)
  • Saturday Mornings (June 5, 12, 19, July 3 9:00am – 11:00am) (Register)
  • Sunday Mornings (June 6, 13, 20, 27 9:00am – 11:00am) (Register)