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

  • 26 Apr 2018 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Bird Bowmont Park for early migrants

    Bird Bowmont Park for early migrants. Meet at the west end of Bowmont Park, North of Bow River, East of 85th Street NW bridge at off-leash dog park parking area. Car pool to East entrance of Bowmont Park at 52nd St NW. Walk from East entrance (52nd St NW) to West entrance (85th St NW) of Bowmont Park – approx 7 kms – some hills. Bring snacks and refreshments as appropriate. Leader, Dan Parliament 403-247-4987.

  • 28 Apr 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    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. (no 37st access).  Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997

  • 28 Apr 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Nature Kids Explorer Day Activity

    Nature Kids Explorer Day Activity: “Walk Amongst the Monsters, Calgary’s Massive Douglas Fir”

    Join local naturalist Andrew Stiles for a stroll through a unique Douglas Fir sanctuary.  Here we will learn the history and important characteristics of this enduring conifer, some as old as 289 years.  Meet at 8840 33 Ave NW, Calgary.  Leaders: Joan Walker, herbiehilda@gmail.com403-271-4578;  Katie Donohue, katiedonohue26@gmail.com

  • 29 Apr 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Bird Frank Lake

    Bird Frank Lake. Bring lunch Meet at the first Parking Lot in the Glenfield area of east Fish Creek PP in Calgary. The Glenfield area is in the southeast corner of the Canyon Meadows Drive-Macleod Trail intersection and is accessed via Bannister Road. Leader Tony Timmons, 403 256-0754

  • 29 Apr 2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Flowering plants of Reader Rock Garden

    Flowering plants of Reader Rock Garden. Meet in the parking lot S off 25 Av SE, just E of Macleod Tr and S of Stampede Grounds. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248

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