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

  • 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.

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