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.

Learn more about past speakers and how you can support our annual banquet.


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February 2020

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*@* 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,, or 403-244-8001 to ensure vehicle space for return. Registration required.

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Bird Study Group – March 2020

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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Speaker: Gavin McKinnon Throughout 2019, Gavin McKinnon traveled throughout Alberta looking for birds. His goal was to see 300 species within the province in one calendar year. Throughout the year he visited some very remote and birdy locations. Come to hear all the details about the birds and the places he saw during his "Big Year".

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Magpie Dispersal at Weaselhead Natural Area

March 7 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am

Magpie Dispersal at Weaselhead Natural Area. Watch hundreds of Magpies leave their roosts at sunrise (7:06am) to disperse across the city. We will watch this phenomenon from the top of the hill then walk down into the Natural Area to see other birds & mammals. Meet in the parking lot on the W side of 37 St at 66 Av SW. To get there, take Crowchild Trail S into Lakeview turning right onto 66 Ave SW & drive west to…

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CANCELLED – Votier’s Flats in​ ​Fish​ ​Creek​ ​PP

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

CANCELLED – This trip has been cancelled because of the forecast snow storm.  Votier's Flats in​ ​Fish​ ​Creek​ ​PP.​ ​ Take Elbow Drive to the very southern end and follow it to the parking lot. Dress according to the weather. Crampons/icers are recommended. Leader Anne Belton, 403-201-1570 or 587-233-7339.

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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. Dress according to the weather. Leader: Anne Belton, 403-201-1570 or 587-233-7339.

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Winter birds in Calgary

March 15 @ 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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CANCELLED – Speaker Series – March 2020

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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The Speaker Series has been cancelled. Exploring Newfoundland In our new show, we will share our explorations of “The Rock.” This 45-minute multimedia presentation is a mix of vivid images, traditional music, and entertaining stories ... ... from colourful coastal villages, to whales playing in the surf, and the life of puffins through the summer. Our presentation starts with kayaking among icebergs, moves on to watching sea life and wildlife through the summer, and closes with helping young puffins find…

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Early Spring migrants – Inglewood

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 Canada
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Birding Inglewood Bird Sanctuary to look for early Spring migrants. The sanctuary is located at 2425 9 Av SE. Meet in parking lot. From Deerfoot Trail, take Blackfoot Trail westbound exit to 19 St SE, then turn left onto 9 Ave & drive about 1km to park entrance. Please register with leader Janet Gill (gillannjanet*@* or 403 230-5671 or 403 831-7828 ). Registration required.

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