Bird Study Group (Oct 2022)

Alberta, Canada

Newfoundland – Birds and More Presenter: Howard Heffler In June 2022, Howard and Lyn Heffler visited Newfoundland for 18 days. The primary focus was birding – specifically sea birds. They also wanted to learn more about the history of Canada’s youngest province; interestingly, the one with the oldest European settlements. There are several easily accessible […]

Bird Study Group Meeting (November 2022)

Zoom Alberta, Canada

Not ANOTHER Pandemic—Highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds Presenter: Dr. Dayna Goldsmith This presentation will begin with a brief introduction of what it means to be an influenza virus and the history of avian influenza in Canada. The presentation will then move into a review of the current outbreak with a focus on wild […]

Bird Study Group Meeting (December 2022)

Zoom Alberta, Canada

Shetland – Birds, ponies, and people. Presenter: Andrew Hart The Shetland Islands are the northern most part of Great Britain. This isolation has resulted in some endemic Shetland species and several Arctic and Northern European visitors and vagrants that are rarely, if ever, seen in the rest of the country. Andrew will talk about his […]

Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids

Carburn Park Alberta, Canada

Date: December 17, 2022 Time: 2 Sessions 9:30am - 10:30am & 11:00am - Noon Where: Carburn Park Cost: Free Event GET TICKETS Inspired by the Christmas Bird Count, the CBC4Kids is a way to engage the next generation of birders. Come let your child explore the winter birds of Carburn Park. Children will learn about […]

71st annual Calgary Christmas Bird Count

Alberta, Canada

The 71st annual Calgary Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place on December 18, 2022. This event is open to everyone who has a passion for birds regardless of skills and abilities. The CBC is an annual census of birds found within the count circle. All species are identified and counted which helps us to understand […]

Bird Study Group (January 2023)

Zoom Alberta, Canada

Topic: Calgary & Area Christmas Bird Count Results Presenters: Calgary, Cochrane, Priddis, Sheep River, and Chestermere counts. Come hear about the results of the Christmas Bird Counts from Calgary and the surrounding areas.  Hear what birds were found as hundreds of volunteers braved the cold to go out and count the birds.  It’s also your chance to […]

Bird Study Group (February 2023)

Zoom Alberta, Canada

Topic: An Overview of Moult and Age Classification in Birds Presenter: Caroline Lambert Moult, moult strategies, plumages, and resulting age classifications are some of the more complex topics in birding. Knowledge of a bird's plumage and moult can aid in identification, especially of the trickier species such as gulls. This talk will present a basic overview […]

Bird Study Group (March 2023)

Zoom Alberta, Canada

Investigating potential introgression between two North American passerines in western Canada Speaker: Aaron Veale Hybridization may increase when one species is rarer than the other (e.g., when one species does not have an established population, in endangered, or is on the edge of its range). With the eastward range expansion of Western Bluebirds (Sialia mexicana), […]

Bird Study Group (April 2023)

Zoom Alberta, Canada

Ethical Owl Observations LINK for registration TIME: 7:30 PM PRESENTER: Dan Arndt Alberta is a fantastic place to spot owls in their natural habitat, and this presentation will provide some valuable insights on how and where to find these elusive creatures. Dan will share tips on how to make the most out of your owl-watching […]

BSG Meeting – May 2023

Zoom Alberta, Canada

New Zealand Speakers: John and Lorrie Anderson Lorrie and I traveled to New Zealand in November of 2022 and stayed for 5 weeks (which is their early spring). Birding is a little different in New Zealand, as a lot of the endemics and migrants are seen on pelagic trips with the rest of the endemics located at predator […]