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Birdwatching courses

Birding programs
 

Our birdwatching courses are designed to improve your skills whether you are a beginner or advanced birder. Get expert information on bird species, viewing equipment and identification techniques, and put your learning into practice as we go in search of Calgary’s winged wonders.

Learn to Birdwatch (12 years+)

Do you love birds? Are you interested in learning about their unique songs, shapes and colours? Would you like to know more about local bird species? If so, this beginner birdwatching course is for you! Our expert birder will introduce you to the basics of birding, including equipment use, identification tools and viewing techniques. This course combines class and field time, so please dress for the weather.

Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Cost: $26.25
Register: online or call 403-268-3800 and quote the barcode

​Date Register
​Saturday, March 18 ​Barcode: 374471 - register now
​Saturday, April 22 ​Barcode: 377297 - register now
​Saturday, September 9 ​Barcode: 377336 - register now

Migration Nation (12 years+)

Calgary is home to hundreds of migratory birds during the spring season. Join us for a guided tour of Griffith Woods in search of these winged wonders. Learn interesting facts about their nesting habits, migratory behaviour and nestlings and fledglings. This course takes place outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Location: Griffith Woods
Cost: $26.25
Register: online or call 403-268-3800 and quote the barcode

​Date ​Register
​Saturday, May 27 ​Barcode: 377310 - register now

Birds of the Wetland (12 years+)

Join our expert birder on a tour of Ralph Klein Park, home to over 100 species of migratory birds. Spot cliff swallows, lesser yellowlegs, grebes, herons and more while learning about the many birds found in Canada’s largest man-made wetland. The majority of this course takes place outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Location: Ralph Klein Park
Cost: $26.25
Register: online or call 403-268-3800 and quote the barcode

​Date ​Register
​Saturday, June 24 ​Barcode: 377333 - register now
​Saturday, August 19 ​Barcode: 377337 - register now

Summer Birds (12 years+)

Carburn Park is bustling with bird activity during the summer season. Join our expert birder for a guided tour of this natural area in search of migratory and resident birds. Find out where the best viewing locations are, how to identify particular species and what tips and tricks to use to get the most out of your birdwatching experience. This course takes place outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Location: Carburn Park
Cost: $26.25
Register: online or call 403-268-3800 and quote the barcode

​Date ​Register
​Saturday, July 22 ​Barcode: 377335 - register now