City Nature Challenge 2019 – April 26 to 29

Nature Calgary is supporting the 2019 City Nature Challenge and encourages our members to participate in the documentation of Calgary’s Flora and fauna. The event takes place from April 26 to 29. We will be one of over 160 cities worldwide that...

Fish Creek Provincial Park’s Spring 2019 Star Night

A free family event in cooperation with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. View the night sky through telescopes Learn about local night creatures Enjoy indoor presentations, displays and activities Join a guided night walk on park trails Nature Calgary will be...

Beaverhill Bird Observatory Young Ornithologists Workshop

Are you 15-18 years old and interested in birds and nature? This is a FREE workshop to successful applicants. Location: Beaverhill Bird Observatory (BBO) near Tofield, Alberta Date: August 4 to 10, 2019 Check out www.beaverhillbirds.com for information and the...

Nature Calgary won $500…and we could win more!

Nature Calgary is a finalist to Benefit Brew from Philips Beer. As a finalist, Nature Calgary will automatically receive a donation of $500 for our organization. The finalist, with the most votes in BC and AB, each get their own custom beer which Philips...

Nature Calgary is looking for a volunteer Marketing Coordinator

Nature Calgary is a community of Calgarians that promotes the preservation of natural habitats, provides educational opportunities, and supports the collection of natural history observations.   What you will be doing We are seeking a volunteer to join our board...

Great Backyard Bird Count – Feb. 15-18

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a joint partnership between Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with Bird Studies Canada as the official Canadian partner. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages birdwatchers of all ages across North America...

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...

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...

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...