Nature Calgary offers presentations, field trips, study groups and special events throughout the year. Events are free or discounted for Nature Calgary members.

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Speaker Series

Speaker Series Showcases
Every month from September through May, we invite a special guest to present on natural history, scientific research and travel topics. The Speaker Series Showcases are held at Cité des Rocheuses. Everyone is welcome to attend – the Speaker Series Showcases are free for Nature Calgary members and $5 for non-members (payable at the door). To suggest a speaker or topic please call John McFaul at 403-289-9517 or contact us.

Bird Study Group
Bird Study Group meetings feature speakers, announcements, and quizzes on birding topics. The meetings are held once a month from September through May in the Cardel Theatre in Quarry Park. Come, listen, and meet other birders over coffee! To suggest a speaker or topic please contact us. The Bird Study Group is free for Nature Calgary members and $5 for non-members (payable at the door).


Annual Banquet

The annual Nature Calgary banquet features food, fellowship and a notable guest speaker. The 2018 banquet will be held on November 10, 2018 at the Irish Cultural Centre.

Learn more about past speakers and how you can support our annual banquet.


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September 2019

Bird North Glenmore Park – September 2019

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bird North Glenmore Park. 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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Carburn Park – Fall warblers

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Carburn Park. Let's try for fall warblers and other migrants. Meet in parking lot. Carburn Park is reached by turning south from Glenmore Trail onto 18 St SE, right onto Rivervalley Dr SE and then left onto Riverview Dr SE (2ndleft, ignoring cul du sac).  Leader Nimali Seneviratne, 403-265-8750.

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October 2019

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – October 2019

October 1 @ 8:00 am
Stanley Park (42 Ave SW), 4011 1a St SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 2P5 Canada
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Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey. Meet Stanley Park, 42 Av SW, just W of Macleod Tr. Walk to Glenmore Reservoir, ride back (3.5 hours). Call leader Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248, to ensure vehicle space for return. 

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Bird Study Group – October 2019

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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Smaller and Lighter Camera Alternatives Speaker: Jeff Yee, The Camera Store We will have a look at the most current technologies that are creating new classifications of cameras. These new cameras are smaller and lighter, while creating high quality images of the larger DSLR cameras. We will look at samples of compact point and shoot cameras with large zoom lenses, and APS-C or full frame sensor size compact camera systems (mirrorless). I will be showing you ways to down size and lighten your load…

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Irrigation Canal, SE Calgary

October 4 @ 9:00 am

Meet at the dirt parking lot on the NW corner of 26th Street SE and Gosling Way SE - we will possibly carpool down to a safer access point.  Directions: From Deerfoot: take 17th Avenue east, turn south on 26th Street SE, drive 1.7 km to Gosling Way, turn right and immediately right again into the dirt parking lot. This is the first week that the Irrigation Canal is drained creating a new habitat for migrating birds.  All welcome. Leader,…

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Bird parts of Calgary and east of Calgary

Bird parts of Calgary and east of Calgary for Fall migrants and others. Includes Songbirds, shorebirds, gulls, and raptors. Trip will go until about 4:00 pm. Bring lunch. Register with leader Terry Korolyk by phoning him at 403-254-1878, or by emailing him at . Meet at the Fish Creek PP Visitor’s Centre Parking Lot off Bowbottom Trail at the entrance to the park. Registration required.

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East of Calgary Oct 10

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elliston Park, 1827 68 St SE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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East of Calgary (destinations TBD) Expected return mid to late afternoon. Meet at Elliston Park Dog Park car park. From 17th Avenue SE, go S at 68 St SE. Car park is about 400 m down on the right. Meet in parking lot and bring lunch. Email Leader: Andrew Hart, 403-980-1538 at andrewhart*@* to register. Registration required.

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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (October 2019)

October 12 @ 9:00 am
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 Canada
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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.  We'll look for late migrants as well as the 'usual suspects'.  IBS is located at 2425 - 9 Ave SE. From Deerfoot Tr take Blackfoot Tr west, turn left onto 19 St SE then left again onto 9 Ave SE & drive 1 km east to Sanctuary entrance. Meet in the parking lot. Leader: Janet Gill 403-230-5671.

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Speaker Series – October 2019

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Details TBA.

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Bird Elliston Park

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elliston Park, 1827 68 St SE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Bird Elliston Park area. Finish around noon.  Meet at Elliston Park Dog Park car park. From 17th Avenue SE, go S at 68 St SE. Car park is about 400 m down on the right. Leader: Andrew Hart, 403-980-1538

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