Nature Calgary will again offer field trips to explore Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park by golf cart.
Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park contains some of the last remaining foothills fescue grassland as well as a scattered mosaic of wetland and woodland areas. This diverse habitat provides home to a wide variety of bird species. Unfortunately, many of the best birding locations require walking long distances to reach. For birders to experience the best of Glenbow Ranch, we are offering golf cart tours where we will travel about 20 km to visit the most productive areas. Over three hours, expect to see or hear about 50 species including grassland and foothills specialties like Vesper Sparrow, Mountain Bluebird, and Western Meadowlark as well as riparian species like Baltimore Oriole and many swallows, sparrows, and flycatchers. Some less common possibilities include Turkey Vulture, Prairie Falcon, Rock Wren, Sprague’s Pipit and Spotted Towhee.
The Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation offers golf cart tours throughout the summer. These are available to the public and can be booked online. They focus on the Park’s history and general information. The regular golfcart tours are two hours in length and cost $25.
For 2022, we will offer several trips specifically for Nature Calgary members. These will be three-hour tours from 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM. These three-hour tours will be offered for $30 per person. There are two carts, and each can accommodate five or six guests. They are also suited for folks with limited mobility. The primary focus will be birding, but there may be good wildflowers too.
- Friday, June 3
- Wednesday, June 8
- Sunday, June 19
- Wednesday, June 29
- Wednesday, July 6
To Register Click https://grpf.ca/product/birding-golf-cart-tours/
You will also be required to sign the standard Nature Calgary waiver when you arrive.