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Glenbow Ranch Birding Golf Cart Trip

July 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The regular price is $40 per person. Holly will set up a discount code for NC members to get $10 off. Use Code NATURECALGARY24

Here’s a link to the registration page on our website: Public Programs – Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation (grpf.ca)

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park contains some of the last remaining foothills fescue grassland as well as a scattered mosaic of wetlands and wooded areas. This diverse habitat provides home to a wide variety of bird species. Unfortunately, many of the best birding locations are far from the parking lot. Join GRPF Conservation Program Coordinator Blake Weis and Steward Annie Finch to visit the best locations on a golf cart tour of up to four hours where we’ll cover nearly 20 km of trail.

We are likely to see or hear around 30 to 50 bird species. During spring and fall migration we can expect to find a wide variety of migrating birds such as warblers, sparrows, and raptors. The breeding season offers 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 uncommon possibilities include Turkey Vulture, Prairie Falcon, Rock Wren, Sprague’s Pipit and Spotted Towhee. Late September also boasts stunning fall colors and possibly some early fall waterfowl migration.

Dress for all weather as it can be cold in the morning but very hot by the middle of the day. Most of the park is open grassland and is very exposed to the elements. We recommend bringing a jacket, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, snacks, and of course binoculars or a camera.

Meet at the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park parking lot (255001 Glenbow Road, Cochrane , AB).

This tour is only recommended for children who are specifically interested in birds and bird watching. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The program will run rain or shine! However, if inclement weather prevents GRPF from delivering the program safely, you will receive a full refund.

Dates for the fall will be added later in the summer, keep your eyes peeled!


July 3
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Registration Required