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

© Jeff Thompson

Field Trips

Join our volunteer naturalists for a walk outside, and learn about the natural world. More eyes mean more sightings! We have trips in the Calgary area year-round, to observe all aspects of nature – birds, plants, insects, mammals, geology, and more – and special trips to more distant natural areas.

Mountain Bluebird, @Anne K. Elliott 2015

Please contact your Field Trip Leader if the weather is questionable, to confirm that the trip is going as planned, and check this page for changes.

Questions? Read Before You Go.

Information for Field Trip Leaders including new Waiver Form with eBird features, and Expense Form.

Upcoming Field Trips

  • 29 Jun 2017 6:30 pm

    Tour of Don Stiles' Red Deer Lake Nestbox Trail

    Tour of Don Stiles’ Red Deer Lake Nestbox Trail SW of Calgary. See young Mountain Bluebirds and/or Tree Swallows in the nest. There will be opportunities to watch for other bird species and flowering plants. Meet at the Anderson LRT station, next to Macleod Trail just S of pedestrian overpass. Leader, Don Stiles, 403-271-4689.

  • 1 Jul 2017 6:30 am

    Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey

    Registration required. 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.

    This survey has been on-going for over 20 years.

  • 7 Jul 2017 All Day

    Waterton Weekend, July 7-9

    Waterton WeekendJuly 7-9. Stay in Waterton Lakes National Park during flower season. Participants organize outings among themselves, depending on their interests and abilities.

    Cost is only $160 for members and $185 for non-members, for two nights’ rustic accommodation and meals. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Waterton.  Book by June 30. You may book online here. Or you may book by  sending a cheque to our PO box (Calgary, Box 981 Stn. M). Please write “Waterton Trip” on the envelope.  Contact Andrew Hart at (403) 279-5209 for additional details.


  • 8 Jul 2017 8:30 am

    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

  • 22 Jul 2017 7:30 am

    Bird Bow Valley Provincial Park

    Sat Jul 22, 7:30am: Bird Bow Valley Provincial Park. Expect to walk 6 – 8 km. Meet at Assumption School, NW corner of 34 Av & Sarcee Tr NW. Leader Andrew Hart, 403-279-5209.

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