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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May 2019

CANCELLED – Birding Invermere Bus Trip

May 11 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dalhousie LRT Station, 4785 Dalhousie Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T3A 1L2 Canada
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$50 – $70

Update May 4 - The bus trip to Invermere has been cancelled due to not enough participants to cover the cost of the bus. Those who have already registered will be given a full refund. Nature Calgary Annual Bus Trip Birding Invermere BC This full day adventure will provide a wonderful opportunity to bird the beautiful environs of the Invermere area made famous by their “Wings over the Rockies Festival”. Members $50.00 Non-members $70.00 Please pay via the website or…

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Bird the Bow River Pathway

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

B, S side of Bow River, opposite Bowmont Park. From inner city, follow Bowness Rd W, turning right onto 67 St NW, just before RR tracks. 67th St becomes Bow Cres. Continue to end at Bow Village Cres. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248.

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Bird Calgary Region 80 km Circle Northeast Quadrant

May 12 @ 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Alberta Canada

Bird Calgary Region 80 km Circle Northeast Quadrant.  07:30 am to approx. 7:00 pm.  Be prepared to be out all day. Bring appropriate clothing, food and water. Meeting place will be in NE Calgary .  Registered participants will be advised of the meeting location to organise car-pooling prior to the event. Please email Andrew Hart by Wednesday May 8. Leader Andrew Hart.  Registration required. * Nature Calgary for the previous two years has offered a series of birding field…

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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

May 14 @ 6:30 pm
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 Canada
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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Evening walk. IBS is located at 2425 - 9 Ave SE. From Deerfoot Trail take Blackfoot Tr west, turn left onto 19 St SE then left again onto 9 Ave SE & drive 1 km east to sanctuary entrance. Meet in the parking lot. Leader, Nimali Seneviratne (403) 265-8750.

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CANCELLED – Pearce Estate Park

May 15 @ 6:30 pm
Pearce Estate Park, 1440 17A St. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Update (May 6): This event has been cancelled due to a conflict with the May Bird Study Group meeting. Pearce Estate Park. A mid-week evening walk. Bird Pearce Estates Park (Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery). Meet in parking lot. 1440 17A St SE, N off Blackfoot Trail. Leader Phil Cram 403-815-0784.

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Speaker Series – May 2019

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Speaker TBA

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Brooks-Lake Newell Species Count 2019

May 17 - May 19
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Ducks Unlimited and Trans Canada Pipelines are proud to sponsor the 21stannual Brooks May species count. Lake Newell, Brooks and the surrounding area is known for its diverse prairie grassland plant life, irrigated farmlands and many (183) species of birds. Download the brochure.

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Common Mosses and Liverworts of Calgary

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Common Mosses and Liverworts of Calgary.  South Glenmore Park. If you know the trees and flowers, it’s time to learn the common bryophytes (Mosses and Liverworts) of our area. This outing will be presented by Sandra Davis, a local Bryologist. The course will run 3-4 hours. Participants would need to bring a 10X hand lens, and there would be a 10-person limit. Meet at: South Glenmore Park, far west parking lot, (90th Ave and Oakmount Dr. SW). Please register with…

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Votier’s Flats

Votier’s Flats. Birding Fish Creek PP for resident and migrant songbirds and others. May go as far west as Marshall Springs. Meet in the Votier’s Flats Parking Flat at the end of Elbow Drive. Registration required. Either phone leader Terry Korolyk at 403-254-1878, or, e-mail him at 

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Birds and Geology of Edworthy Park

May 19 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Birds and Geology of Edworthy Park. Meet at the west end of the Edworthy Pedestrian Bridge.  From North: follow Shaganappi Trail to extreme south end and continue straight into parking lot, walk across the pedestrian bridge to meeting point.  From South: Enter Park at west end of Spruce Drive SW and follow road downhill, park just before train tracks, walk across tracks and continue straight, follow the path to the west end of the Pedestrian Bridge.   All welcome, Leader Dave Russum, 403-284-4775.

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