Encouraging the appreciation, observation, study, conservation and protection of all components of the natural world.

© Anne K. Elliott

Birding

Bird Study Group

Nature Calgary’s Bird Study Group’s goal is to encourage birding in the Calgary area and beyond, by helping local birders develop their knowledge and skills. Our members are active local birders of all skill levels who are keen to share their knowledge and experiences.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month (except June, July, August) with speakers, announcements, and quizzes, all specifically about birds – and a chance to meet other birders over coffee and cookies. See the Events page for details.

eBird Training: Nature Calgary is again offering eBird training sessions for our members.  These are hands-on classes, in a computer lab training facility.  If you wish to attend a session please register by emailing birdstudy@naturecalgary.com . The next session is not yet scheduled, but is likely to be in May 2014.

Bird Counts: The Bird Study Group also organizes the Christmas and May bird counts in our region. Watch for announcements on this page about these important count schedules.

For Calgary-area birding information, check our Birding Locations and Birding Resources pages.

Contact: Chair of BSG, Andrew Hart, 403-279-5209 or birdstudy@naturecalgary.com

Mailing list: To add or change you email subscription to the bird study group email notice, please click login here

Checklists:

Calgary area birds

Alberta Birds Migrant arrival dates

Alberta Birds arrival times chart

Upcoming Bird Counts

  • 16 May 2014

    Brooks/Lake Newell May Species Count

    16th Annual Brooks/Lake Newell May Species Count May 16/17/18/. Various hotels are available including the Travelodge which is a 5 minute drive from Tillebrook PP, our count HQ. Six power sites and six tent sites have been reserved. Call Bob if you requite a site, about $25 a night.

    Note that all evening meetings will be held at the Brooks Royal Canadian Legion, 235-3rd Street W..and NOT the cook campsite at Tillebrook PP.

    Sponsored by Cenovus, TransCanada Pipelines and DU Canada.

    These trips are not organized by Nature Calgary.  Please contact the organizers for additional details.

    Brooks/Milk River brochure

  • 23 May 2014

    Milk River/Writing-on-Stone Species Count

    14th Annual Milk River/Writing-on-Stone Species Count May 23/24/25. HQ is Writing-on-Stone again this year; participants should make their own reservations through Parks Alberta. Sponsored by Cenovus, TransCanada Pipelines, and Edmonton Nature Club.  See brochure for more details including non-camping accomomdation.

    These trips are not organized by Nature Calgary.  Please contact the organizers for additional details.

    Brooks/Milk River brochure

     

  • 24 May 2014

    Calgary May Species Count - Saturday

    Sat May 24,  Calgary May Species count (Birds):  Experienced birders and beginners welcome, please contact Terry Poulton to register prior to May 18, tpoulton@yahoo.com or 403-305-2680.

    Report for last year: http://www.naturecalgary.com/birding/bird-counts/

    These trips are not organized by Nature Calgary.  Please contact the organizers for additional details.

  • 25 May 2014

    Calgary May Species Count - Sunday

    Sat May 24,  Calgary May Species count (Birds):  Experienced birders and beginners welcome, please contact Terry Poulton to register prior to May 18, tpoulton@yahoo.com or 403-305-2680.

    Report for last year: http://www.naturecalgary.com/birding/bird-counts/

    These trips are not organized by Nature Calgary.  Please contact the organizers for additional details.