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.

Learn

Our monthly Speaker Series and study groups include researchers, natural history specialists and Nature Calgary members who have experiences and knowledge to share.

Explore

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.

Share

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.

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Upcoming Events

Mon 20

Victoria Day – Annual Nature Calgary Big Day

May 20 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Alberta
Canada
Tue 21

Pearce Estate Park

May 21 @ 6:30 pm
Calgary Alberta
Canada
Fri 24

Milk River Writing-On-Stone Species Count 2019

May 24 - May 26
Alberta
Canada
Fri 24

Nose Hill – Spring Wildflowers

May 24 @ 10:00 am
Calgary Alberta
Canada
Sat 25

Bird North Glenmore Park – May 2019

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

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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November 2018

Bebo Grove in Fish Creek PP – CANCELLED

November 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bebo Grove, Fish Creek Provincial Park, 13610 24 St SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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This event is cancelled due to the road into Bebo Grove is closed.  A new trip is scheduled for the same day - Bird Votier's Flats in Fish Creek Provincial Park Take Glenmore Tr SW to 14 St SW. Go S on 14 St to Anderson Rd. Turn right (West) and go to 24 St SW. Turn left (South) and follow it to its end in the parking lot. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-2961

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Bird Votier’s Flats in Fish Creek PP

November 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take Elbow Drive to the very southern end and follow it to the parking lot. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-2961.

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January 2019

New Event – Bird Carburn Park

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carburn Park Alberta Canada + Google Map

From Glenmore Trail, go S at 18 St SE to 2nd stoplight, turn right & follow signs to Park. Meet in parking lot, leader Tony Timmons 403-256-0754.

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March 2019

Magpie Dispersal – RESCHEDULED

March 2 @ 6:45 am - 10:00 am

This event has been rescheduled due to cold weather to March 9.  North Glenmore Park, Weaselhead Natural area.  We'll walk over to the edge to watch hundreds of Magpies leave their overnight roosting area as the sun rises at 7:18am.  Following this we"ll walk down into the Weaselhead to look for other winter birds.  Meet in the Weaselhead parking lot, 37 St. SW and 66 Ave.  As we will be standing around 30+ minutes watching the birds fly out so please…

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Magpie Dispersal – NEW DATE

March 9 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 am

North Glenmore Park, Weaselhead Natural area.  We'll walk over to the edge to watch hundreds of Magpies leave their overnight roosting area as the sun rises.  Following this we"ll walk down into the Weaselhead to look for other winter birds.  Meet in the Weaselhead parking lot, 37 St. SW and 66 Ave.  As we will be standing around 30+ minutes watching the birds fly out so please dress warmly.  Leader, Bernie Diebolt, 403 210-2446

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April 2019

NEW – Nature Kids: 2019 “Scavenger Hunt”

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 Canada
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City Nature Challenge: 2019 "Scavenger Hunt" for Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 to 12:00 PM at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave S.E., Calgary.  Be part of this exciting Bioblitz to see how Calgary's urban biodiversity compares with over 190 cities around the world!  It’s easy to participate! Just bring your love for all nature, a dash of curiosity, your finest observation skills and something to take pictures or draw with.  There is no limit to what can be documented.  All observations are then sent to iNaturalist.org.  Contact Joan Walker 403-271-4578 for…

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CANCELLED – Nature Kids: Who Am I?

April 27 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Pearce Estate Park, 1440 17A St. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Nature Kids: Who Am I? Put your detective skills to the test as you use clues and fun facts to investigate Alberta's amazing wildlife. This will be an indoor, games-based activity. Cost for our program participants will be provided. During the event, families who wish to see the exhibits may pay the admission fee or explore the nature park around the centre. The program is limited to 30 participants; therefore, we ask that you please RSVP by email at nkcalgary@naturealberta.ca…

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May 2019

CANCELLED – Birding Invermere Bus Trip

May 11 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dalhousie LRT Station, 4785 Dalhousie Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T3A 1L2 Canada
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$50 – $70

Update May 4 - The bus trip to Invermere has been cancelled due to not enough participants to cover the cost of the bus. Those who have already registered will be given a full refund. Nature Calgary Annual Bus Trip Birding Invermere BC This full day adventure will provide a wonderful opportunity to bird the beautiful environs of the Invermere area made famous by their “Wings over the Rockies Festival”. Members $50.00 Non-members $70.00 Please pay via the website or…

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CANCELLED – Pearce Estate Park

May 15 @ 6:30 pm
Pearce Estate Park, 1440 17A St. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Update (May 6): This event has been cancelled due to a conflict with the May Bird Study Group meeting. Pearce Estate Park. A mid-week evening walk. Bird Pearce Estates Park (Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery). Meet in parking lot. 1440 17A St SE, N off Blackfoot Trail. Leader Phil Cram 403-815-0784.

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Birds and Geology of Edworthy Park

May 19 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Birds and Geology of Edworthy Park. Meet at the west end of the Edworthy Pedestrian Bridge.  From North: follow Shaganappi Trail to extreme south end and continue straight into parking lot, walk across the pedestrian bridge to meeting point.  From South: Enter Park at west end of Spruce Drive SW and follow road downhill, park just before train tracks, walk across tracks and continue straight, follow the path to the west end of the Pedestrian Bridge.   All welcome, Leader Dave Russum, 403-284-4775.

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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.