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All Events

30 Mar 2017 10:00 am

Bird Bowness Park

Bird Bowness Park. Enter off 48th Av and 88th St NW. Meet at the Lagoon Deck outside the tea house. Leader John McFaul, 403-289-9517.

31 Mar 2017 5:00 pm

May newsletter deadline

Please send material to newsletter@naturecalgary.com

1 Apr 2017 8:30 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.

2 Apr 2017 9:00 am

Bird Frank Lake area

Bird Frank Lake area east of High River. Meet at the first parking lot in the Glennfield area of east Fish Creek PP. Glennfield is the southeast corner of the Canyon Meadows Dr – Macleod Tr intersection, accessed via Bannister Rd. Bring lunch. Leader Tony Timmons, 403-256-0754.

9 Apr 2017 9:00 am

East of Calgary (destinations TBD)

Birding East of Calgary, destinations to be determined. Meet at Carburn Park. From Glenmore Tr, go S at 18 St SE to 2nd stoplight, turn right & follow signs to the park. Meet in parking lot and bring lunch. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-5209.

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.

13 Apr 2017 8:30 am

Bird Lafarge Meadows

Bird Lafarge Meadows in Fish Creek PP. Meet at boat launch parking lot, S end of Bow Bottom Tr SE. If we have enough vehicles, and the weather permits, we will carpool to 194 Av to achieve a single directional walk. Leader Andrew Hart, 403-279-5209.

15 Apr 2017 8:30 am

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Meet in the parking lot. The Sanctuary is located at 2425 – 9 Av SE. From Deerfoot Tr, take Blackfoot Tr westbound to exit to 19 St SE, turn left onto 9 Av SE and drive 1km east. Turn right in the parking area. Leader Janet Gill, 403-831-7828.

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.

Please note that Nature Calgary general meetings and the 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.

Note that Nature Calgary’s monthly Speaker Series general meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month this year, at Cardel Theatre, in the southeast area of Quarry Park.  This fabulous new theatre-style hall has been made available to non-profit organizations at very low cost by Cardel Foundations. Because of this, the Foundations would appreciate participants’ donations of non-perishable food for the Calgary Food Bank, placed in their Food Bank Box in the theatre lobby.

Cardel Theatre’s address is 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE, a short distance south of Carburn Park. There is ample free parking.

Driving directions to Cardel Theatre: On Deerfoot Trail, take the EAST Glenmore Trail exit. After you cross the Bow River, take the next exit (18 St. SE) and head south. At the 5th intersection, turn left onto Quarry Park Blvd SE, and then left again into the parking lot circle. Park in the parking area for CARDEL.

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

22 Apr 2017 9:30 am

Bird Pine Coulee Reservoir

Bird Pine Coulee Reservoir and the adjacent hills for Greater Scaup and other spring waterfowl, songbirds, raptors, gulls and shorebirds. Meet at the first parking lot in the Glennfield area of east Fish Creek PP. Glennfield is the southeast corner of the Canyon Meadows Dr – Macleod Tr intersection, accessed via Bannister Rd. Trip will go until 3:30 – 4:00 pm with a short break midday. Bring lunch. Leader Terry Korolyk, 403-254-1878.

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