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).
Upcoming Events › Bird Study Group
“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…Find out more »
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".Find out more »
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,…Find out more »
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.Find out more »