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Birds & Beers, November 2017

The November Birds & Beers will be held next Thursday evening, November 23. This will be the last one until the new year. Anyone who wants to come for an informal chat with your fellow birders is welcome. Food and drinks are available, and children are welcome too if accompanied by an adult.

Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Calgary Branch #285

9202 Horton Road SW

Thursday November 23, 2017, 6:00-9:00 pm

Boreal Chickadee by Dan Arndt.

Drop in any time after 6 and join us.

Birds & Beers, October 2017

The October Birds & Beers social get-together will be held next Thursday evening, October 26. Anyone who wants to come for an informal chat with your fellow birders is welcome. Food and drinks are available, and children are welcome too if accompanied by an adult.

Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Calgary Branch #285

9202 Horton Road SW

Thursday October 26, 2017, 6:00-9:00 pm

Hooded Merganser group, Irrigation Canal, SE Calgary, October 8, 2017. Photo by Max Ortiz Aguilar.

 

Note: The November Birds & Beers event will be held on Thursday November 23 at the same time and location.

Wild Bird Store Event – 20th Anniversary and Grand Re-opening

Posted by Bob Lefebvre

The Wild Bird Store is one of the few places in Calgary where you can buy good quality bird seed, feeders, and houses, and the only store that specializes in products for birders. Recently they have moved to a new location, and this Saturday, October 21, they will have an all-day 20th anniversary and grand re-opening event at their new location, 5901-3 Street SE (on 58 Avenue, three blocks west of Blackfoot Trail).

Besides the savings for backyard birders, there will be several interesting presentations throughout the day that should interest all local birders: Chris Fisher’s All-Star Critters, Myrna Pearman on Bird Feeding Behavior, and Gus Yaki on Attracting Birds to Your Backyard. At the end, Gus will also do a presentation on the ten-day walk he led this spring from the Saskatchewan border to Writing-On-Stone Provincial park.

The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will also be there (with live birds of prey), as will the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation. So there will be plenty going on to interest birders of all ages!

The new Wild Bird Store is located at 5901-3 Street SE.

Birds & Beers, September 2017

The September Birds & Beers social get-together will be held next Thursday evening, September 28. Anyone who wants to come for an informal chat with your fellow birders is welcome. Food and drinks are available, and children are welcome too if accompanied by an adult.

Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Calgary Branch #285

9202 Horton Road SW

Thursday September 28, 2017, 6:00-9:00 pm

Greater Yellowlegs by Tony LePrieur.

We have also booked the Legion for October and November, also on Thursday nights. Make a note to come out on October 26 and November 23.

Birds & Beers, August 2017

The first Birds & Beers social event of the fall season will be held on Thursday, August 17. We have normally met on Fridays in the past but we are trying a Thursday evening in the hope that the venue will be a little quieter and less busy.

Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Calgary Branch #285

9202 Horton Road SW

Thursday August 17, 2017, 6:00-9:00 pm

American Robin fledglings, July 23, 2017. Photo by Tony LePrieur.

As a special treat, Gus Yaki will present a slide show and talk about his Prairie Walk. This spring, to celebrate Canada 150, Gus led a group of about 40 people on a walk along the southern Alberta border from Saskatchewan to British Columbia. Come out to hear about the birds and other wildlife they saw, and see photos of the trip.

The event will start at 6 pm and there will be lots of time for a meal or drink and a visit with your fellow birders before Gus speaks after 7 pm.

Everyone is welcome, including children if accompanied by an adult. See you there!

Birds & Beers, May 2017

Birds & Beers is an informal social get-together for any interested birders. The Calgary Chapter, organized by Dan Arndt and a few other local birders, usually meets once a month. The next meeting will be this Friday, May 26th.

Yellow Warbler. Photo by Dan Arndt.

There is no cost or registration for Birds & Beers; just show up and have a drink or a meal if you want, and chat about birds. Of course, there are lots of new birds to talk about at this time of year. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. So drop by any time after 6 pm and join us.

Birds & Beers

Royal Candian Legion

9202 Horton Road SW, Calgary

Friday May 26, 2017

6-9PM.

The Calgary May Species Count takes place over the weekend of May 27-28, so come and find out where people are going and what they hope to see.

Calendar – May 2017

Events & Lectures of interest to Calgary birders.

Sora, Valleyview Park Pond, Calgary, 2008. Photo by Bob Lefebvre.

Nature Calgary Field Trips: Various dates and times. See this page.

Tuesday May 9, 7 pm. Alberta Wilderness Association: Kevin Van Tighem – Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta.

Wednesday May 10, 7:30 pm. Nature Calgary Bird Study Group: Gerald Romanchuk, Chasing 300.

Sunday May 14, 11 am. Calgary Parks and Recreation: International Migratory Bird Day at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.

Tuesday May 16, 7 pm. Alberta Wilderness Association: Independent Study Projects by U of C Students. Alyssa Thompson on Ecologly of Grassland Springs, and Brendan Hart on How Old Is the Bow River?

Tuesday May 16, 7:30 pm. Nature Calgary Speaker Series: Andrew Hart, Nature Calgary at Waterton Park.

Thursday May 18, 7 pm. Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Speaker’s Series: Beavers: Nature’s Engineers.

Friday May 26, 6 pm. Birds & Beers, a casual social get-together for birders. Everyone welcome. Information here.

Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. Calgary May Species Count. To take part in this annual bird count, see this page to sign up.

Sunday May 28, 1 pm. Alberta Institute For Wildlife Conservation: Baby Boom – a talk, and tour of the facility.

Birds & Beers, April 2017

Birds & Beers is an informal social get-together for any interested birders. The Calgary Chapter, organized by Dan Arndt and a few other local birders, usually meets once a month. The next meeting will be this Friday, April 28th. Details here.

Sandhill Cranes, east of Red Deer, April 4, 2017. Photo by Dan Arndt.

There is no cost or registration for Birds & Beers; just show up and have a drink or a meal if you want, and chat about birds. Of course, there are lots of new birds to talk about at this time of year. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. So drop by any time after 6 pm and join us.

Birds & Beers

Royal Candian Legion

9202 Horton Road SW, Calgary

Friday April 28, 2017

6-9PM.

For this meeting, Nic DeGama-Blanchet of the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society will speak about some of the programs they offer, and take questions.

Calendar – April 2017

Events & Lectures of interest to Calgary birders.

Nature Calgary Field Trips: Various dates and times. See this page.

Wednesday April 12, 7:30 pm. Nature Calgary Bird Study Group: Dan Arndt, Pelagic Birding. Information here.

Tuesday April 18, 7:30 pm. Nature Calgary Speaker Series: Bev Kissinger, More Than Birds in Texas. Information here.

Thursday April 20, 7 pm. Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park: Lori Beattie, Discover Calgary’s Best Walks. Information here.

Saturday April 22, 8:30 am. Alberta Wilderness Association annual Climb For Wilderness. Raise money and increase public awareness of wilderness and wildlife in Alberta. Information here.

Saturday April 22, 10 am to 3 pm. Friends of Fish Creek: Everyone Belongs Outside – Inclusion Showcase. Information here.

Friday April 28, 6 – 9 pm. Birds & Beers, a casual Social get-together for birders. Everyone welcome. Legion, 9202 Horton Road SW. Information here.

Birds & Beers, March 2017

The next Calgary Birds & Beers will be this Friday, March 31. Come and join us for an informal get-together to chat about birds.

Trumpeter Swan, April 10, 2015. Photo by Tony LePrieur.

Birds & Beers are held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 9202 Horton Road SW. We start at 6 pm, but you can come anytime after 6. We usually stay until about 9 pm. Food and drinks are available. Everyone is welcome, including children if accompanied by an adult.

More information can be found on the Facebook page here. If you haven’t attended before, these are fun events. You can meet fellow birders you may only know by name, find out about good birding locations, and discuss any and all birding news, or anything else you wish to talk about. See you there!