Bird Study Group Meetings

Monthly presentations, announcements and quizzes

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! 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).

 

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January 2020

Bird Study Group – January 2020

January 8, 2020 @ 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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February 2020

Bird Study Group – February 2020

February 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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“War between the subspecies?  The continued northern march of the southern subspecies of White crowned Sparrows in Alberta.” Speaker: Dr. Scott Lovell Over the past four years, I have examined song, plumage, and genetics of two subspecies of White-crowned Sparrows along the front range of the Rockies, from Waterton to just east of Jasper.  Preliminary data analyses suggests that the song of the southern subspecies has been moving northern at a very rapid rate over the past ~35 years, and…

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March 2020

Bird Study Group – March 2020

March 4, 2020 @ 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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April 2020

Bird Study Group – April 2020

April 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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Speakers; Joan & Wayne Walker Africa in Our Lens In the fall of 2018 Wayne and Joan spent five weeks travelling through Southern Africa, visiting the Moremi Game Reserve, Marakele, Chobe and Hwange National Parks, Victoria Falls, as well as beautiful Cape Town and Hermanus located in the deep south.  The focus on this presentation will be on our feathered friends, sharing photographs and some of the unique and fascinating ways these clever birds have adapted in order to thrive.  Come and experience “their" Africa,…

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May 2020

Bird Study Group – May 2020

May 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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Speaker: Melanie Whalen, Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society Melanie will focus on wildlife rehabilitation and the education and research programs at the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society.  The talk will be tailored around bird medicine and research.  We are a community and emphasize the stewardship of the public and you can contribute to help Calgary Wildlife accomplish the goal of releasing injured/orphaned wildlife back to it's habitat to fulfill it's ecological niche.  

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