Long eared owl from Pixabay

Owl Banding with Beaverhill Bird Observatory

By Nature Kids / 22 August 2022

Join the Beaverhill Bird Observatory for an exclusive evening of Owl Banding!

Every Thursday – Sunday from mid-September to October.

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Northren Saw-whet Owl from Pixabay

Supper & Saw-whet Owls

By Nature Kids / 30 July 2022

Enjoy a delicious supper and saw-whet owl banding at the Beaverhill Bird Observatory!

Sept 24 & 25, 5:00 pm – 2:00 am

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Jaw-Dropping Bird – The Common Nighthawk

By Steph Weizenbach / 21 July 2022


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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from pixabay. American Kestrel

BirdSmart Education Program

By Nature Kids / 26 June 2022

Presented by the Beaverhilll Bird Observatory, “BirdSmart” brings a live bird of prey right to your group!

Mid-November to Late-April

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Budding Birders Guides

By Nature Kids / 8 February 2022

Get your naturalist on with these birding guides from Nature Calgary

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Watching Winter Woodpeckers

By Steph Weizenbach / 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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Weathering Winter with Chickadees

By Steph Weizenbach / 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 standing over the water

Spotting Spotted Sandpipers

By Steph Weizenbach / 2 November 2021


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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Winter Birdwatching Scavenger Hunt

By Susan / 8 February 2021

Kids can have fun bird watching too! These activity sheets have been created with junior bird watchers in mind, so get out and get observing. How many of our feathered friends can you find?

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Birding the Badlands

By Susan / 27 January 2021


Despite the barren landscape that is often associated with the badlands, the valley accommodates a lively riparian forest. This ecosystem makes the river valley a popular birding spot for local naturalists and visiting birders alike.

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