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.


Great Backyard Bird Count – Feb. 15-18

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a joint partnership between Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with Bird Studies Canada as the official Canadian partner. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages birdwatchers of all ages across North America...

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Upcoming Events

Sat 26

Bird North Glenmore Park – January 2019

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 27

New Event – Bird Carburn Park

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 01

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – February 2019

February 1 @ 8:15 am
Calgary Alberta
Feb 02

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary – February 2019

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Calgary Alberta
Feb 06

Bird Study Group February 2019

February 6 @ 7:30 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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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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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.