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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October 2019

Pine Coulee

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Birding trip south of Calgary. This can be an excellent spot for fall waterfowl and raptors. Meet at Anderson LRT station, south of pedestrian bridge to carpool. Trip will go until approximately 4:00 pm. Bring lunch. Leader: Tony Timmons, 403-256-0754.

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Nature Calgary at the Rock ‘N’ Fossil Road Show

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Country Hills Public Library, 11950 Country Village Link NE
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Nature Calgary at the Rock ‘N’ Fossil Road Show at Country Hills Public Library on Oct 19. Hosted by the Geological Survey of Canada’s Calgary chapter, participants can learn about local and regional geology by examining a collection of rocks, minerals and fossils (including many museum quality pieces). Bring your own samples and have them identified by an expert. 11am - 3pm at the Country Hills Public Library, 11950 Country Village Link NE.

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2019 Annual Banquet

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Irish Cultural Centre, 6452 35 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S6 Canada
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$50 – $70

Enjoy photography and food with the Nature Calgary community at the 2019 Nature Calgary banquet! Guest Presenter: Dr. Robert Berdan ( Dr. Berdan is a well-respected nature photographer who will present a kaleidoscope of beautiful nature images depicting the micro to the macro natural wonders of Canada.   When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 Where: Irish Cultural Centre (6452 35 Ave NW) Cost: $50 for members, $70 for non-members Purchase tickets online below or mail a payment to Nature Calgary: Box…

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Bird North Glenmore Park

October 26 @ 9:30 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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Pine Coulee Reservoir

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Greengate Garden Centre, 14111 Macleod Trail
Calgary, Alberta T2Y 1M6 Canada
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Pine Coulee Reservoir west of Stavely for late Fall migrants and others. Includes waterfowl, gulls, and raptors.  Chance of going to Clear Lake or Chain Lakes as well. Trip will go until about 4:00 pm. Register with leader Terry Korolyk by phoning him at 403-254-1878, or by emailing him at Bring lunch. Meet at the parking lot of Greengate Garden Centre below the Macleod Trail-Canyon Meadows overpass. Registration required.

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November 2019

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey November 2019

November 1 @ 9:15 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). Call leader Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248, to ensure vehicle space for return. Registration required.

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Bird Study Group – November 2019

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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Speaker Myrna Pearman Myrna Pearman will give an update on Ellis Bird Farm, including new site, education and research projects. She will talk about the tracking of Purple Martins and Mountain Bluebirds, where they go in the winter, how many return each year and how the data collected is used for research. She will also touch on the devastating loss this year due to weather and how climate change may be affecting the migration of these birds. She will share…

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West of Calgary

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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West of Calgary (destinations TBD) Expected return mid to late afternoon. Meet in the small parking lot in Valley Ridge. Exit westbound Trans-Canada Hwy onto Valley Ridge Blvd NW. At first intersection, turn right onto Valley Ridge Dr. NW. At next intersection turn right onto Valley Meadow Close NW and drive 100 metres to parking lot on the right. Bring lunch. Email Leader: Andrew Hart, 403-980-1538 at andrewhart*@* to register. Registration required.

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Bird parts of Calgary and east of Calgary

Bird parts of Calgary and east of Calgary for late Fall migrants; early Winter visitors and others. Includes waterfowl, gulls, raptors, and others. Trip will go until about 4:00 pm. Register with leader Terry Korolyk by phone at 403-254-1878, or by email at Bring lunch. 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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Speaker Series – November 2019

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Reconnection Project The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary has been one of the Cities most ecologically important parks for nearly a century. Unfortunately, due to its age, some of the hydraulic structures that control the water level in the lagoon have passed their useful life and are putting the park’s lagoon at risk. In addition, as part of the Bend in the Bow review process, the concept of reconnecting the lagoon to the river was suggested to improve…

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