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Speaker Series

  • 12 Apr 2017 7:30 pm

    Bird Study Group - April Meeting: "Pelagic Birding"
  • The April Meeting for the Nature Calgary Bird Study Group will feature a presentation by Dan Arndt, titled Pelagic Birding:
    Birding on the open ocean is not for the faint of heart, or the faint of stomach. On the west coast of Canada, from Tofino and Ucluelet, pelagic birding trips are infrequent, but provide some of the best opportunities north of the 49th parallel to see birds impossible to find within sight of land. While not a seasoned veteran at pelagic birding yet, Daniel Arndt will talk about his experiences on two trips out of Ucluelet in 2013 and 2016, and one smaller trip out of Tofino in 2016.
    This will be a great introduction, particularly for those planning to attend the Wild Research pelagic trip from Ucluelet on May 07th, which coincides with the 2017 Tofino Shorebird Festival! Bird Study Group now meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm, in Room 211, Biosciences Bldg, U of C. Contact, Andrew Hart 403-­‐279-­‐5209 or birdstudy@naturecalgary.com. Note: Bird Study Group meetings are free to Nature Calgary members as well as for non-members who are attending for the first time.  Non-members who attend a meeting for the second or more times are asked to pay a nominal fee of $5.00 per event.
  • 18 Apr 2017 7:30 pm

    More Than Birds In Texas
  • For the April installment of the Nature Calgary Speakers Series, Bev Kissinger will present "More Than Birds In Texas":
    From wide open skies to the Rio Grande River, Southern Texas is a naturalists’ dream.  From snakes and lizards to birds and butterflies, there is no better way to taste the Rio Grande Valley than attending the Rio Grande Bird Festival in Harlingen Texas.  Join Bev Kissinger as she entices you with the tales of adventures and nature from the 2016 Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival experience.
  • 10 May 2017 7:30 pm

    Bird Study Group - May Meeting: "Chasing 300"
  • The May Meeting for the Nature Calgary Bird Study Group will feature a presentation by Gerald Romanchuk, titled Chasing 300:
    Gerald has been birding for a little over 15 years. He is a long time volunteer with the Edmonton Nature Club, serving on the executive since the club's formation 12 years ago. He has led numerous club field trips. He is a co-moderator on the very popular Albertabird list-serv. (Alberta Bird chat site). Gerald will talk about his quest to see 300 species of bird in Alberta in a single year. He achieved this in 2013, an accomplishment which put him in very select company.
    The Bird Study Group: meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm, in Room 211, Biosciences Bldg, U of C. Contact, Andrew Hart 403-279-5209 orbirdstudy*@*naturecalgary.com. Note: Bird Study Group meetings are free to Nature Calgary members as well as for non-members who are attending for the first time.  Non-members who attend a meeting for the second or more times are asked to pay a nominal fee of $5.00 per event.
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