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

© Anne K. Elliott


Nature Calgary offers a wide variety of nature presentations, Bird Study Group speaker meetings, an annual banquet, and field trips year-round. See all upcoming events.

Speaker Series (Monthly, September through May):

Our main speaker series showcases presentations on natural history, scientific research, and travel topics from knowledgeable speakers — after all, you can’t ask questions of a TV documentary!

We meet at Cardel Theatre, in Quarry Park. View Map of Cardel Theatre

Public Transit to Cardel Theater (bus #302, stop #3893 and 3530)

Bird Study Group meetings feature speakers, announcements, and quizzes on birding topics. Come, listen, and meet other birders over coffee! View Map of U of C Bio Sciences

To suggest a speaker or topic please call John McFaul 403-289-9517 or Contact Us.

Upcoming Speaker Series

  • 1 Nov 2017 7:30 pm

    BSG: Fur and Feathers 500 -- India

    India is unlike any other birding destination – in addition to an abundance of unique and colourfulspecies, its blend of cultures, delicious food, historical sites and wonderful scenery combine for an unforgettable travel experience. Phil and Brian will share stories and photos of their trip last year to India with Ray Wershler and John Thompson. In three weeks, visiting Goa and north-central India, they recorded over 500 bird and mammal species (a total that took them a year to amass in Canada during their Fur and Feathers 500 quest in 2012). In addition to many bird and mammal photos, Phil and Brian will also provide some insight into birding and traveling in this land of 1.3 billion people (and almost 200 million cattle!).

  • 15 Nov 2017 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

    Kiwi and Aussie Birds -- and more

    Join Cassie Williams for an adventure that spanned the North and South Islands of New Zealand, New South Wales and Tasmania in Australia and a pelagic trip off the South Island of New Zealand. Cassie completed her undergraduate studies in zoology and botany at the Australian National University and completed her BScH, MSc and PhD in zoology/ecology at the University of Manitoba where she specialized in spiders.

    Our Speaker meetings this year will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30PM from September 2017 to May 2018 at Cardel Theatre (180 Quarry Park Blvd SE). The Nature Calgary Speaker Series are open to all. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Calgary Food Bank.