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23 Sep 2017 9:30 am

Glenmore Reservoir to East of Calgary

Start at Glenmore Reservoir, then travel east of Calgary for migrating waterfowl, shorebirds, Songbirds, Raptors, Gulls, and others. Migration is well underway and Winter is closing in.  Meet at Parking Lot C in North Glenmore Park. Leader, Terry Korolyk 403-254-1878.

24 Sep 2017 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Birding East or South of Calgary

Birding East (or south) of Calgary. Meet at Carburn Park parking lot. Drive south from Glenmore Trail on 18th Street SE to second stop light, then turn right and follow signs to Carburn Park. Bring lunch. Expect to be back to Calgary by 4:30. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-2961.

30 Sep 2017 9:00 am

Bird - North Glenmore Park

Bird North Glenmore Park. Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW. Leader Penny Smith, 403-249-5997.

1 Oct 2017 8:00 am

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey. Meet Stanley Park, 42 Av SW, just W of Macleod Tr. Walk to Glenmore Reservoir, ride back (3.5 hours). Call leader Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248, to ensure vehicle space for return.

1 Oct 2017 5:00 pm

Oct/Nov newsletter deadline

Please send material to newsletter@naturecalgary.com

4 Oct 2017 7:30 pm

BSG: Rare and Notable Alberta Birds, 2016-2017

Join James Fox and Michael Sveen, NAB Alberta Compilers, and learn what rare, notable and exciting birds were reported in 2016 and 2017.
A team of experienced birders, biologists and ornithologists recently formed a committee to gather rare and notable bird records seen in Alberta. These records contribute to the Prairie Province Region of the American Birding Association’s North American Birds. North American Birds or NAB is a quarterly publication whose mission is “to provide a complete overview of the changing panorama of North America’s birdlife, including outstanding records, range extensions and contractions, population dynamics, and changes in migration patterns or seasonal occurrence.”

18 Oct 2017 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Northern India - Mughals, mammals and modern life

Join Andrew Hart, Nature Calgary’s Past President, as he investigates the history, natural history and modern life of the Golden Triangle and Varanasi regions of Northern India. Andrew has visited many parts of the world and has shared his adventures at both the Speaker Series and the Bird Study Group.


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.

4 Nov 2017 6:00 pm

Annual Fall Banquet 2017

The Annual Fall Banquet will be held Saturday November 4, at Lakeview Community Hall, 6110-34 St SW, Calgary, AB.

This year our Guest Speaker is Chic Scott, speaking on “The Bow Valley, Our Home – Celebrating the communities of Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Exshaw and Morley.”

Take a tour down the Bow Valley celebrating the skiing, climbing, hiking, and marvelous history of these communities. ChicScott is a household name in international and Canadian mountaineering circles. One of Canada’s most celebrated mountain literature authors and adventurers, he is the author of several award-winning mountaineering history books including “Pushing the Limits, the story of Canadian Mountaineering” which has won multiple awards. Chic Scott has been a devoted mountaineer for more than fifty years, has climbed and skied all over the world, organized clubs and foundations and worked as a mountain guide.

Times:  6-7 pm: Cash bar.  7 pm: buffet dinner (choice of prime rib roast or vegetarian selection). 8 pm: Speaker.

Prices:  $50 members, $60 non-members.  Payment must be received by us no later than Nov 1.  No payments at the door.

Online Payments available below.

…or…Pay in person at Nature Calgary or Bird Study meetings, or
Send cheques (payable to Nature Calgary) to:
Nature Calgary, PO Box 981, Station M, Calgary, AB T2P 2K4. Please write “Banquet” on the envelope and include your contact information and meal selection – beef/vegetarian.

Free parking — Door prizes — Art Sale
Free book exchange: please bring unwanted nature books to share.
To donate prizes, please call Penny Smith, 403-283-9260.

If you are attending the banquet and can spare an hour before the event or a half hour following, please contact Melanie at volunteers@naturecalgary.com, or Penny Smith, 403-249-5997.

NOTES on online payments:  (1) After you click on “Sign up for event” you may have to scroll down on the resulting page to find a green box with a “Resume Payments” link to click, in order to continue the payment process.  (2) a PayPal account is not required.  You may use a credit card — look for the statement “Don’t have a PayPal account?” on the right side of the PayPal window.

REFUNDS: will be considered until October 30, 2017; please contact treasurer@naturecalgary.com.

9 Nov 2017 5:00 pm

Dec/Jan newsletter deadline

Please send material to newsletter@naturecalgary.com