New & Upcoming April 2013


  • Paul Turbitt, one of the participants in the Friends of Fish Creek birding courses, has a blog called Turbo’s Track and Tour. He posts photos from his birding and other wildlife excursions from all over southern Alberta.

Upcoming Events

Every Thursday, until May 30, 1-3 pm. Inglewood Bird Sanctuary drop-in birding. Beginners, children welcome to come and learn to identify the birds of the sanctuary.

Saturday, April 13, 7 -10 pm. Star Night at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Free family event to learn about the night sky and night creatures. Contact Julia Millen for more information, 403-297-7926 or email julia.millen(at)

Wednesday April 17, 7:30 pm. Nature Calgary Speaker Series. People, Fire, and Wildlife in the Canadian Rockies by Ian Pengelly. Burnswest Theatre, Fort Calgary (Map).

Saturday, April 20. Alberta Wilderness Association fundraiser, Climb and Run For Wilderness. Individuals and team climb the 802 steps of the Calgary Tower to celebrate Earth Day and to raise funds for the AWA. Register to take part, or find a team or individual to sponsor.

Wednesday, April 24, 7 pm. Friends of Fish Creek Speaker Series. Calgary’s Parks and Their Past: Stories of Fish Creek and Selected Parks by Harry Sanders. Environmental Learning Centre, 13191 Woodpath Road SW. (See map.) Registration required: Chris Lalonde, 403-238-3841, chris(at)

April 25 to April 29: Pledge to Fledge 2013. Introduce a friend, acquaintance, or family member to birding.

Wednesday May 1, 7:30 pm. Nature Calgary Bird Studies Group Speaker Series. Empidonax Flycatchers: the bane of birdwatchers, or simply a misunderstood group? by Scott F. Lovell. Biological Sciences building, Room 211, University of Calgary.

Sunday June 2. Nature Calgary Bus Tour to the Red Deer Wetlands Area. All-day bus trip to three birding hotspots in the Red Deer area. $40 for Nature Calgary members, $60 non-members. Register by May 24. Phone Lynne Colborne 403-272-1457, or email lynnec1(at)