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

  • 27 May 2017 8:30 am

    Bird North Glenmore Park

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

  • 1 Jun 2017 6:40 am

    Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey

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

  • 3 Jun 2017 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Bird Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area

    Register in advance by email (or phone) – contact Grant Brydlejamesbrydle@shaw.ca (or 403-720-4957).  Will meet at the parking lot, south end of 160th St., 1.6 km south of Hwy. 22X.  $2 required for sign-in.  Bring backpack with water, snacks, binoculars, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, bug spray and rain gear.

  • 4 Jun 2017 5:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Calgary Region Big Week Kick-off

    Registration required. All-day trip (into the late afternoon or early evening).  Part of the Nature Calgary big week with a target of  finding 175+ species in the Calgary 80-km circle. This trip will focus on the Water Valley region.  Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, insect repellent. We will be car-pooling from the Crowfoot LRT station, and could arrange for some participants to meet in Cochrane if needed. Leaders , Bob Lefebvre, Andrew Hart, Rose Painter.  Please call Bob Lefebvre, 403-370-0556 to register.

  • 4 Jun 2017 8:00 am

    Calgary Big Week - June 4-10

    Times will vary. Registration required.

    There will be a series of outings.  The aim is to see a total of 175 species of birds during the week.  Participants can join as many or as few of the outings as they wish.  Registration is required for the first and last outings as carpooling will be required and spaces will be limited.  Leaders Bob Lefebvre, Andrew Hart, Rose Painter.

    Contact Andrew Hart, 403-279-5209 or Bob Lefebvre, 403-370-0556 for additional details

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