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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December 2018

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary – December 2018

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 Canada
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The sanctuary is located at 2425 - 9 AVE SE. To get there from Deerfoot Trail take Blackfoot Tr west, turning left onto 19 ST SE then left again onto 9 AVE SE & drive 1 km east to sanctuary entrance.  Leader John McFaul,  403 289-9517. 

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Scouting Xmas Bird Count territory

December 9, 2018 @ 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. Advance registration required. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248.

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Calgary Christmas Bird Count

December 16, 2018
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Following the count (from 5 pm on) all participants including Feederwatchers, are warmly invited by Cindy and Dan Parliament to compile results and have supper at 116 Vantage Bay NW (note change of venue from 2017). Cindy and Dan would be pleased to hear from anyone who can contribute any side dishes, salads, or desserts (403-247-4987). Please count mammals as well as birds. New participants wanting to join Feederwatch, please contact Barb Coote at barbcoote*@* New participants should contact a Route…

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Annual General Meeting 2018

December 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Election of board members, financial and summary of 2018 activities, special resolution (details forth coming), Christmas Quiz, members photographs, light refreshments to follow.

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Bird North Glenmore Park – December 2018

December 29, 2018 @ 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.

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January 2019

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – January 2019

January 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stanley Park (42 Ave SW), 4011 1a St SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 2P5 Canada
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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 January 2019

January 9 @ 7:30 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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Phil Cram and others will present the results of the Calgary and area Christmas Bird Counts. View map | Bird Study Group meetings are held at 7:30pm the first Wednesday of the month at Cardel Theatre (180 Quarry Park Boulevard SE), with the exception of January 2019, where the group will meet the 2nd Wednesday. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

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Shannon Terrace Birding

January 11 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Look for winter birds.  Meet at parking lot.  Travel to West end of Anderson Rd, south on 37st S, left (East) on 130ave, right on  Wood Path Rd.   Please register with leader Andrew Hart ( or (403) 279-5209) to ensure notification in the event of a weather related cancellation or rescheduling. 

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Snowy Owl Pre-Prowl

January 12 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Go east of Calgary in search of the Legendary Snowy Owl. A precursor to the annual February Snowy Owl Prowl. Chances also for Gyr and Prairie Falcon, Great Horned Owl, Snow Buntings, Horned Larks, Common and Hoary Redpolls. Bring lunch.  A mid-trip break in a nearby town.  Leader, Terry Korolyk.  Registration closed due to overwhelming response.

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Speaker Series – January 2019

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Tall Tales, Long Lenses This remarkable book recounts many of Marriott's favourite stories and photos from his most memorable wildlife encounters in some of Canada's spectacular locales. It's a fascinating autobiographical account of being in the right place at exactly the right times, from his one-day love affair with a pine marten to his lifelong quest to find monstrous male grizzly bears like Frank the Tank. Marriott takes you through two decades of his tallest tales and showcases many of…

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