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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month (except June, July, August) with speakers, announcements, and quizzes, all specifically about birds, and a chance to meet other birders. See the Events page for details.
Contact: Chair of BSG, Andrew Hart, 403-279-5209 or email@example.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”.
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. The results are summarized on our Bird Count Results page.
Christmas 2017 bird count dates
|Tues Dec 19||High River|
|Sat Dec 16||Banff/ Canmore|
|Sun Dec 17||Calgary|
|Sat Dec 23||Horseshoe Canyon|
|Fri Dec 29||Cochrane Wildlife Reserve|
|Wed Dec 27||Sheep River (Turner Valley)|
|Mon Jan 1||Fish Creek|
|Sat Jan 6||BowKan / Exshaw Birders|
|Wed Jan 3||The Snake’s Head (Sundre)|
|TBA||Dinosaur Provincial Park|
See all the birding resources on the Birding Resources page.
Checklists to download:
Bird Sightings in our area:
Ebird Canada – use Explore Data Menu. No userid needed.
Calgary Bird Alert phone: 403-300-1067 (as of Sep 2016). Updated on Monday and Tuesday.
Birds ‘n’ Beers - informal get-togethers organized by Birds Calgary.
*WARNING* – all birders visiting the southeast of the province must remain compliant with the federal emergency order for the Sage Grouse. Among other things, the Order contains the provision that “A person must not operate a facility, motor vehicle or machine that produces a noise that exceeds 45 dB(A) at any given time between 1.5 hours before sunset to 1.5 hours after sunrise during the period beginning on April 1 and ending on May 30 of any given year” on identified federal and provincial lands. The following map depicts areas affected by the emergency order: