Events

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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May 2019

Victoria Day – Annual Nature Calgary Big Day

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

Victoria Day – Annual Nature Calgary Big Day. See over 100 species at various locations within Calgary. Be prepared to be out all day. Bring appropriate clothing, food and water. Registered participants will be advised of the meeting location to organise car-pooling prior to the event. Please email: Bob Lefebvre wbird7@gmail.com  by Thursday  May 15. Leaders Rose Painter and Bob Lefebvre. Registration required. * Nature Calgary for the previous two years has offered a series of birding field trips from mid…

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Pearce Estate Park

May 21 @ 6:30 pm
Pearce Estate Park, 1440 17A St. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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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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Milk River Writing-On-Stone Species Count 2019

May 24 - May 26
Alberta Canada + Google Map

Grasslands, coulee’s and riparian areas meet in Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, creating a great diversity of habitats for wildlife. At least 13 species of fish, 4 species of amphibians, 3 species of reptiles, 30 species of mammals and more than 160 species of birds have been recorded within the park. Download the brochure.

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Nose Hill – Spring Wildflowers

May 24 @ 10:00 am
Nose Hill – 64 Ave and 14 St Parking Lot, 6465 14 St NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 5R2 Canada
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Nose Hill - Spring Wildflowers. Meet at parking lot 64thAve & 14th Street NW, Leader John McFaul 403 289-9517. 

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Bird North Glenmore Park – May 2019

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

May 28 @ 6:30 pm
Carburn Park Alberta Canada + Google Map

Carburn Park. Meet in parking lot. Carburn Park is reached by turning south from Glenmore Trail onto 18 St SE, right onto Riverglen Drive and then left onto Riverwood Road. Leader: Janet Gill, 403 230-5671

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June 2019

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – June 2019

June 1 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 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 Calgary Region 80 km Circle Northwest Quadrant (Water Valley area)

June 2 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Alberta Canada

Bird Calgary Region 80 km Circle Northwest Quadrant (Water Valley area). Be prepared to be out all day. Bring appropriate clothing, food and water. We could arrange for some participants to meet in Cochrane if needed. Register by email hheffler@shaw.ca by Wednesday May 29. Leader Howard Heffler. Registration required. * Nature Calgary for the previous two years has offered a series of birding field trips from mid May to mid June to explore Calgary and the surrounding areas in the…

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Confederation Park

Confederation Park.  Meet in 10 St. NW Parking lot.  From 16 Ave NW, drive north on 10 St NW to the parking lot (first left turn after 23 Ave NW. This area has proven to be a favourite for migrating warblers & other songbirds.  Leader: Janet Gill, 403 230-5671.

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Bird Calgary Region 80 km Circle Southwest Quadrant

June 9 @ 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Alberta Canada

Bird Calgary Region 80 km Circle Southwest Quadrant. Be prepared to be out all day. Bring appropriate clothing, food and water. Registered participants will be advised of the meeting location to organise car-pooling prior to the event. Leader Bob Lefebvre, (403) 370-0556. Registration required. * Nature Calgary for the previous two years has offered a series of birding field trips from mid May to mid June to explore Calgary and the surrounding areas in the Calgary 80 km birding circle.…

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