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Nature Alberta Publications

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Alberta Birds Checklist

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Protecting Birds of Alberta

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Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of Alberta

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Field Guide to Alberta Birds

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The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta

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The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta: A Second Look

Recent Articles

Jaw-Dropping Bird – The Common Nighthawk

21 July 2022

BY DORIS MAY & STEPH WEIZENBACH

Feel the Noise
BOOM! The first time I heard this loud, unnerving sound, it reverberated through the ravine where my prairie home lies nestled along a meandering creek. The sound was ominous, like a sound effect you might expect in a tense scene from a Jurassic Park movie.

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Budding Birders Guides

8 February 2022

Get your naturalist on with these birding guides from Nature Calgary

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Downy Woodpecker. GERALD ROMANCHUK

Watching Winter Woodpeckers

28 January 2022

Black-capped chickadees are certainly our most common winter feeder visitors, but downy woodpeckers are often a close second. Both downies and their larger cousins, hairy woodpeckers, are year-round residents in our winter forests.

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Black-capped Chickadee Fluffed Up - Tony LePrieur

Weathering Winter with Chickadees

28 January 2022

Alberta is home to four chickadee species. Black-capped chickadees are the most common and widespread. They are found across the entire province and are not only the easiest bird species to attract to backyard bird feeders, but also hold the distinction of being Canada’s most common feeder species. Their small size, cheery countenance, and remarkable hardiness endear them to their human neighbours.

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Spotted Sandpiper by Myrna Pearman

Spotting Spotted Sandpipers

2 November 2021

BY MYRNA PEARMAN

As I approached the west shoreline, I noticed a pair of spotted sandpipers bobbing along a small stretch of beach. As I paddled closer, two little fluffballs suddenly materialized!

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