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The Amazing Migration of Neotropical Birds

By Nature Kids / 22 April 2024

Witness the amazing migration of neotropical birds from Central and South America to their nesting grounds right here in Alberta!

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Avian Influenza: A New Chapter in an Old Book

By Nature Kids / 22 April 2024

In 2022, nature surprised us with a dramatic change in the impact of avian influenza. What happened, and what comes next?

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Four Ways to Help Your Backyard Birds

By Nature Kids / 22 April 2024

Four practical tips to create a safe and welcoming space for urban birds in your own backyard.

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Spring is in the Air – Breeding Birds in Alberta

By Nature Kids / 11 April 2024

Recorded Presentation
Speaker: Jan Wijmenga
Host: Nature Alberta

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Stansell’s List

By Rick Schneider / 11 February 2024

A 1923 manuscript, Birds of Alberta, has recently come to light, describing the birdlife of Alberta a century ago.

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Five New Firsts in Alberta Bird Sightings

By Nature Kids / 19 January 2024

Alberta’s official bird record gained five first-time species sightings last year!

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Motus: The Latest Advance in Tracking Bird Migration

By Nature Kids / 19 January 2024

New technology, new insight — Motus is a tiny revolution in tracking bird migration.

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Canada Jays: Grey Ghosts of the Northern Woods

By Susan / 19 January 2024

Meet the grey ghost of the northern woods — the mischievous yet charming Canada jay.

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Christmas Bird Count

By Steph Weizenbach / 2 December 2023

Across Alberta in December or January depending on local count day

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How to Build a Bird: The Story of Avian Evolution

By Nature Kids / 23 October 2023

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER AND NICK CARTER

The origin of the avian body plan is not something bird watchers often think about. With so many species to find and identify out there, what does it matter how they originated? However, the story of bird evolution is a fascinating one, and understanding it can bring great enrichment to the hobby of birdwatching. 

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