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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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