The Autumn session of the popular Friends of Fish Creek Birding course begins on August 29.
Juvenile Bald Eagle. Photo by John Stegeman, January 24, 2015, Beaverdam Flats.
Autumn is a good time to begin birding. As the leaves drop off the trees, many of the smaller birds, which will be migrating, are much easier to see. All sessions are held in the great outdoors – in Fish Creek Provincial Park and other natural areas in Calgary. Outings are conducted by Gus Yaki, a lifelong naturalist who has birded around the world – and other experienced instructors. Each outing is approx. 2.5 hours, and the 15-week course starts Aug 29 and runs until Dec 11. Registration Required and fees apply. As a fundraiser for the Friends of Fish Creek, these courses will once again be conducted by volunteer instructor and lifelong naturalist Gus Yaki – and other knowledgeable and experienced volunteer instructors.
Fee: Once a week outing, Friends of Fish Creek Members: $60.00, Non-members: $100.00.
Twice a week outings, Friends of Fish Creek Members: $100.00, Non-members: $150.00
Youth 16 years of age or younger with registered adult: $5.00
Friends of Fish Creek Membership rates are:
$45.00 – Family
$25.00 – Senior (over 60)
$30.00 – Senior Family
The membership year runs from October 1 to September 30 of the following year and Friends of Fish Creek members receive free admission to our monthly Speaker Series presentations at the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, discounts on courses, a 10% discount at the Wild Bird Store and Kensington Art Supply, and a subscription to the Friends’ newsletter, Voice of the Friends.