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Bird Study Group

2016 Calendar cover, by Kevin Stanwood


2016 Calendar Project: 
This year Nature Calgary will be publishing a limited edition calendar for 2016, available in September 2015, in plenty of time for purchase as Christmas presents for all your friends and relatives!  Just $10 per copy for members, $15 for non-members.

eBird Calgary 2015:

For information and news about the 2015 Birding Competition, click the yellow “Birding Competition” button to the right.


About the 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. If you would like to be a BSG Advisory Group Member, check the Get Involved page or contact birdstudy@naturecalgary.com.

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.

Bird Counts: The Bird Study Group also organizes the Christmas Bird Count in our region, and members participate in the May Species Counts. Watch for announcements on this page about these important count schedules.

Christmas Bird Count Dates – 2015

Dates Place Contact Email
Tues Dec 15 High River Greg Wagner greg.wagner@athene.ca
Sat Dec 19 Banff/ Canmore Heather Dempsey hjdempsey@shaw.ca
Sun Dec 20 Calgary Phil Cram crampj@telusplanet.net
Wed Dec 23 Horseshoe Canyon Michael Harrison tringa@telus.net
Sun Dec 27 Cochrane Frank Hennessey frankhennessey@gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 Cochrane Wildlife Reserve Jamey Podlubny svisser@ucalgary.ca
Wed Dec 30 Sheep River (Turner Valley) Doug Collister collistr@gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 Fish Creek Jim Washbrook jwashbrook@prairiesky.ab.ca
Sat Jan 2 BowKan / Exshaw Birders Cliff Hansen cm_hansen@shaw.ca
Sat Jan 2 The Snake’s Head (Sundre) Doug Collister collistr@gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 Nanton Mike Truch mike_truch@shaw.ca
Dinosaur Provincial Park

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 your email subscription to the Bird Study Group email notice, please  login here, then scroll down in your profile page to click on “Manage Subscription Options”.

Checklists to download:

Calgary area birds

Alberta Birds Migrant arrival dates

Alberta Birds arrival times chart

Bird Sightings in our area:



Ebird Canada – use Explore Data Menu

Alberta Birds (Facebook Group)

Upcoming Bird Counts

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