Posted by Bob Lefebvre
A lot of Calgary birders have been wondering when the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary will re-open. It was badly damaged in last June’s flood, and work to repair the damage is set to begin this summer. Unfortunately the sanctuary won’t be re-opening until the summer of 2015. But the Nature Centre is still open, including for school groups, and people are able to book free guided walks through parts of the site to see how it looks, and see that the wildlife is indeed still there. The one-hour tours are being offered until September 14.
You can book tours online through the City of Calgary Parks website or by calling 311 for information.
Recently Tony LePrieur went through the sanctuary on a couple of days and got many photos of the damage and the birds. First, the damage:
So there is a lot still to be cleaned up, almost a full year after the flood.
Here are a few of the birds (and a mammal) that Tony saw. I will post more of his photos tomorrow.
Canada Geese with goslings.
Wood Ducks. Still there, and hard to find elsewhere in the city.
Great Horned Owl and Black-billed Magpie.