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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January 2020

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey Jan 2020

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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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 or to ensure vehicle space for return. Registration required.

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Special Trip to Kickoff BirdYYC2020

January 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Bird YYC 2020 Big Day Meet at Carburn Park.  See many winter species at various locations within Calgary. Be prepared to be out all day. Bring appropriate clothing, food and water. Meet in Carburn Park parking lot. From Glenmore Tr., go S at 18 St SE to 2nd stoplight, turn right and follow signs to the Park. Contact leader to register; Gavin McKinnon by text message: 403-519-8703. Registration required.

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Bird Study Group – January 2020

January 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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Speakers: Phil Cram and others Results of the 2019 Christmas Bird Counts

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Annual Snowy Owl Pre-Prowl

January 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Annual Snowy Owl Pre-Prowl. This is the precursor to the annual February Snowy Owl Prowl: a quest for the much sought after visitor from the north. Bring lunch. Trip will go until approx. 4:00 PM. Meet at the west end of the Deerfoot City Mall parking lot. Register with leader Terry Korolyk by email at, or by phone: 403-254-1878. Registration required.

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NEW – Voiter’s Flats

Bird Votier's Flats in Fish Creek PP. Take Elbow Drive to the very southern end and follow it to the parking lot. Leader Tony Timmons 403-256-0754.

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Speaker Series – January 2020

January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Please note that the January 2020 Speaker Series will be held on a Tuesday evening (January 14).   Butterflies of the Calgary Region A look into the identification and ecology of southern Alberta butterflies. Presenter: Dr. Ted Pike, he is the acting chair of the Biology Department at Ambrose University. Past Chair of the Entomological Society of Canada Endangered Species committee. Co-author of Alberta Butterflies.  

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CANCELLED – Carburn Park Jan 16

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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CANCELLED - This event was cancelled due to the cold weather. Carburn Park. Look for winter birds in the trees and on the river. Meet in parking lot. Bring binoculars 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 Dr SE (2nd left, ignoring cul du sac). Please register with leader Andrew Hart (andrewhart*@* or 403-980-1538) to ensure notification in the event…

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NEW – Bird Griffith Woods Park

January 19 @ 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. Leader, Tony Timmons, 403 256-0754.

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Bird North Glenmore Park Jan 2020

January 25 @ 10:00 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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NEW – Bird Votier’s Flats in​ ​Fish​ ​Creek​ ​PP

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bird 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; Howard Heffler, 403-804-2489 (cell).

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