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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March 2019

Speaker Series – March 2019

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Antarctica: History, Science and Overwintering at Scott Base What would you say to a chance to travel to one of the most remote job sites in the world to preserve artefacts from arguably some of the most iconic historic sites on the planet?  If you were Melinda Bell, you’d say yes – twice!  As a member of the Antarctic Heritage Trust Winter Conservator Crew (2009 and 2010), the task required living and working at a science base on an island…

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Nature Kids: Birds – The Ultimate Nest-Builders

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Now that spring is in the air and many of our migrant birds are beginning to return, join us to learn how these amazing and creative creatures prepare a nursery for their young. Please dress appropriately as we will be outside. Meet at Carburn Park, 67 Riverview Dr SE,Calgary. Leader: Joan Walker,

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Birding West of Calgary

March 31 @ 8:30 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 by Friday March 29. Registration required.

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April 2019

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey April 2019

April 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.

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Bird Study Group April 2019

April 3 @ 7:30 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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Tadoussac - an alternate to Pt Pelee? Presented by Anne Belton Last May 28th 6 birders counted over 700,000 warblers passing through Tadoussac! Until now Tadoussac has been a relatively unknown destination for birders. Anne will speak briefly about the real tourist attraction in Tadoussac - whales, and then look at bird migration both in spring and fall. Tadoussac is said to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world, it may soon become the hottest spot for…

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Bird Frank Lake

Bird Frank Lake. Bring lunch Meet at the first Parking Lot in the Glenfield area of east Fish Creek PP in Calgary. The Glenfield area is in the southeast corner of the Canyon Meadows Drive-Macleod Trail intersection and is accessed via Bannister Road. Leader Tony Timmons, 403 256-0754

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Calgary and area for Spring arrivals

Calgary and area for Spring arrivals. Waterfowl, Raptors, Gulls, Songbirds and others. Trip will go until approximately 3:30-4:00 P.M.. Carpooling. Bring lunch. Limit of 24 people. To register, e-mail leader Terry Korolyk at, or phone at 403-254-1878. Meeting place, parking lot at the Fish Creek PP’s Visitor’s Centre at the entrance to the Park near the end of Bowbottom Trail.

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Bird Lafarge Meadows in Fish Creek PP

Bird Lafarge Meadows in Fish Creek PP. Meet at boat launch parking lot, S end of Bow Bottom Tr SE. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-804-2489 (cell).

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Speaker Series – April 2019

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Cariboo Chilcotin Coast The final book of Chris Harris’ Legacy series of publications presents to the world the vast, spectacular and most diverse landscapes of British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. One of these pristine landscapes, the ‘Chilcotin Ark’, a gem of global significance, will be brought to light for the very first time. Speaker: Chris Harris Chris Harris is a professional photo-journalist and narrative photographer. Since leaving a career of wilderness guiding, pioneering outdoor adventure tourism, teaching, and educating youth…

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Earth Day Nose Hill Earth Day Crocus Cruise trip

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nose Hill – 64 Ave and 14 St Parking Lot, 6465 14 St NW
Calgary, Alberta T2K 5R2 Canada
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Earth Day Nose Hill Earth Day Crocus Cruise trip. We will meet at the 64th avenue and 14 Street NW entrance. Leader John McFaul, 403 289-9517.

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