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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November 2019

Birding West of Calgary Nov 23

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Assumption School (34 Ave NW), 7311 34 Ave NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 1N5 Canada
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Birding West of Calgary. Bring lunch. Expect to be back around 4:00. Meet at Assumption School, 34 Av NW (just N of TCH #1, at Sarcee Tr). Leader Howard Heffler, 403-804-2489 (cell). Please email hheffler@shaw.ca. Registration required.

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New Time: Bird North Glenmore Park Nov 2019

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. Starting time has been changed to 9 am. 

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December 2019

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey Dec 2019

December 1 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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. Registration required.

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Bird Study Group – December 2019

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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"Birds, Bats and Buildings: Navigating the Concrete Jungle" Speakers: Kathleen Johnson & Dr. Scott Lovell Two of the Co-Founders of Calgary Migratory Species Response Team (CMSRT) will introduce their new citizen science group in Calgary.  The objective of CMSRT is to determine whether or not a high number of birds and bats are striking Calgary's downtown windows or structures during Spring and Fall migration.  During our presentation, we will introduce how we came to be where we are today, what we…

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Scouting Christmas Bird Count

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
420 Brunswick Avenue SW, 420 Brunswick Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 1N8 Canada
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Scouting Xmas Bird Count territory in Elboya-Stanley Park, Rideau, Roxboro. Meet at 420 Brunswick Av SW. Return for hot lunch at noon. Please call or email in advance.  Leader: Gus Yaki-403-243-2248, gyaki@calcna.ab.ca Registration required.

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Nature Calgary 2019 AGM

December 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Summary of the clubs activities and financial status, election of board members and voting on amendments to the by-laws of the society. Afterwards there will be light refreshments for members to enjoy.

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Bird North Glenmore Park Dec 2019

December 28 @ 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 or from 37 St.  Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997.

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January 2020

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey Jan 2020

January 2, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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 or gyaki@calcna.ab.ca to ensure vehicle space for return. Registration required.

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Bird Study Group – January 2020

January 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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Speakers: Phil Cram and others Results of the 2019 Christmas Bird Counts

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Annual Snowy Owl Pre-Prowl

January 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Annual Snowy Owl Pre-Prowl. This is the precursor to the annual February Snowy Owl Prowl: a quest for the much sought after visitor from the north. Bring lunch. Trip will go until approx. 4:00 PM. Meet at the west end of the Deerfoot City Mall parking lot. Register with leader Terry Korolyk by email at piidpiper@hotmail.ca, or by phone: 403-254-1878. Registration required.

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