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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February 2020

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey Feb 2020

February 1 @ 8:15 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). In Gus Yaki’s absence, please contact Diane Stinson, dianestinson@shaw.ca or 403 249-6969 to ensure vehicle space for return. Registration required.

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Bird Study Group – February 2020

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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“War between the subspecies?  The continued northern march of the southern subspecies of White crowned Sparrows in Alberta.” Speaker: Dr. Scott Lovell Over the past four years, I have examined song, plumage, and genetics of two subspecies of White-crowned Sparrows along the front range of the Rockies, from Waterton to just east of Jasper.  Preliminary data analyses suggests that the song of the southern subspecies has been moving northern at a very rapid rate over the past ~35 years, and…

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Bird Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

February 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 Canada
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Bird Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. IBS is located at 2425 - 9 Ave. SE (from the Deerfoot Trail, take the Blackfoot Trail westbound exit to 19 St. SE, then turn left onto 9 Ave.) Meet in the parking lot. Please register with leader Andrew Hart (andrewhart*@*shaw.ca or 403-980-1538) to ensure notification in the event of a weather-related cancellation or rescheduling. Registration required.

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Winter birds in Calgary

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carburn Park Alberta Canada + Google Map

Destination(s) to be determined. Meet at Carburn Park. We will look for winter birds within the City limits. We will accommodate return to Carburn by noon but may also carry longer for those that wish – weather and birds permitting. Meet in parking lot. Bring lunch if you intend to stay beyond noon and dress appropriately. Carburn Park is reached by turning south from Glenmore Trail onto 18 St SE, right onto Rivervalley Dr SE and then left onto Riverview…

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Bird Griffith Woods Park

February 15 @ 9:00 am

Bird Griffith Woods Park. 2.5 km W from Sarcee Tr on Hwy 8 (Glenmore Tr). At 69th St SW turn left into Discovery Ridge, continue past the traffic circle; at the bottom of the hill turn left on Discovery Ridge Link into the parking lot. Recommended to bring icers/crampons. Please register with leader Melanie Seneviratne (melaniesene*@*gmail.com or 403- 815-1275) to ensure notification in the event of a weather related cancellation or rescheduling. Leader, Melanie Seneviratne 403-815-1275 . Registration required.

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Speaker Series – February 2020

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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On the Road-Exploring the natural wonders and landscapes of Southern Alberta Presented by Mike Drew (http://mdrewimages.com/) Photojournalist Mike Drew has been touring the backroads of central and southern Alberta since 1991, taking photographs and writing stories for the Calgary Sun that have been enjoyed and shared by hundreds of thousands of readers. His travels take him out of the city to the wide Alberta skies where the foothills are sparsely treed and the prairie vista takes precedence over just about…

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Snowy Owl Prowl

February 22 @ 9:30 am

Snowy Owl Prowl. It’s time once again to go east of Calgary in search of that popular winter visitor from the north, the Snowy Owl. Chances also for other birds such as Snow Bunting; Gyr and Prairie Falcon; Bald and Golden Eagle, Gray Partridge and Ring-necked Pheasant and others. Trip will go until about 4:00 P.M.. Bring lunch. Limit of 6 vehicles and 24 people. Register with leader Terry Korolyk at 403-254-1878, or, piidpiper*@*hotmail.ca. Meeting place is the west end…

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Bird ​Votier’s Flats in​ ​Fish​ ​Creek​

Bird ​Votier's Flats in​ ​Fish​ ​Creek​ ​PP.​ ​ Take Elbow Drive to the very southern end and follow it to the parking lot. Recommended to bring icers/crampons. Please register with leader Melanie Seneviratne (melaniesene*@*gmail.com or 403- 815-1275 ) to ensure notification in the event of a weather related cancellation or rescheduling. Leader, Melanie Seneviratne 403-815-1275. Registration required.

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Bird North Glenmore Park Feb 2020

February 29 @ 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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March 2020

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey March 2020

March 1 @ 8:00 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). In Gus Yaki’s absence please contact Ron Ostrander, rostrand@shaw.ca, or 403-244-8001 to ensure vehicle space for return. Registration required.

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