The “Canada Jay” for Canada’s National Bird

By David M. Bird, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Ornithology at McGill University There are movements afoot in Canada to select a National Bird. Currently we have the maple as our official tree and for better or worse, the beaver as our official mammal. So why not an...

Dates for 2018 Christmas Bird Counts

With December around the corner, it is time again for the annual Christmas Bird Counts. More information about the Calgary Christmas Bird Count is below. The dates for the 2018 Christmas Bird Counts in Southern Alberta are: Sat Dec 15 Banff-Canmore Sun Dec 16 Calgary...

Nature Calgary was at the Rock ‘n’ Fossil Road Show

Board member JP Gravel attended the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Fossil Road Show on behalf of Nature Calgary.  Robert MacNaughton, a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, wrote this about the event: The 2018 Rock ‘n’ Fossil Road Show was a success....

Free birding software for young birders

Young birders can use the Thayer Birding Software to identify and track birds in their backyard. Pete Thayer, president of Thayer Software, has provided Nature Calgary with software access codes so young birders (children and youth up to Grade 12) can use the software...

Global Bird Rescue Week – September 24 to 30

Global Bird Rescue is a FLAP Canada initiative that will bring the issue of bird building collisions into the hands of the public. This weeklong event, dubbed Collision Count Week, will bring communities together to search for fallen birds in their neighbourhood....

Fall Naturalist and Retirement Dinner for Dr. Johnson

The Barrier Lake Field Station would like to invite you to the Fall Naturalist Day and retirement celebration for Dr. Ed Johnson. When: Saturday, September 8th Day Event Schedule 11:45am Meet at Barrier Lake Field Station Main Lodge 12:00pm Lunch followed by a brief...

Ernest Morrow – 2018

The grade 6 students of Ernest Morrow went to Fish Creek Park. They had a guided hike of the park with the intent to offer a natural world experience for students that reflected the outdoor field study components of Topic E: Trees and Forests from the grade 6 Science...

Save the date: Annual Banquet 2018

Save the date for the 2018 Nature Calgary banquet. It will be held on November 10, 2018 at the Irish Cultural Centre (6452 35 Ave NW). Joining us for dinner are The Wardens – a group of three folksingers from Canmore who sing about nature. One of the singers is...