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.


Global Bird Rescue Week – September 24 to 30

Global Bird Rescue is a FLAP Canada initiative that will bring the issue of bird building collisions into the hands of the public. This weeklong event, dubbed Collision Count Week, will bring communities together to search for fallen birds in their neighbourhood....

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Fall Naturalist and Retirement Dinner for Dr. Johnson

The Barrier Lake Field Station would like to invite you to the Fall Naturalist Day and retirement celebration for Dr. Ed Johnson. When: Saturday, September 8th Day Event Schedule 11:45am Meet at Barrier Lake Field Station Main Lodge 12:00pm Lunch followed by a brief...

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Upcoming Events

Sat 29

Bird North Glenmore Park (September 2018)

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 30

Birding East (or south) of Calgary

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Oct 03

Bird Study Group – October 2018

October 3 @ 7:30 pm
Calgary Alberta
Oct 17

Speaker Series – October 2018

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Calgary Alberta
Nov 10

Annual Banquet 2018

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Calgary Alberta

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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August 2018

Bird North Glenmore Park – Cancelled

August 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This event has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience. Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW. (no 37st access).  Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997

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Warblers and other songbirds

August 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Carburn Park for autumn migrant warblers and other songbirds, etc. From Glenmore Tr E, exit onto 18 St S. Go to 2nd stoplight and turn right. Ignoring the cul de sacs, go to 2nd intersection. Turn left. The park is on the right. Leader Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248.

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Fungi 101 – New event

August 31 @ 9:30 am

Everything you always wanted to know about mushrooms. Searching for fungi of all kinds and points for identification. To get there drive through Bragg Creek townsite along the shopping area, across the bridge, turn left and drive about 9 km to the end of the road to the parking lot. Leader, Karel Bergmann, ph. 403-285-2380, email: lacerta324@gmail.com.

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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.