Visit the Natural Area

Turn off your computer and join us in the great outdoors! Our programs typically run from April to November, but the Beaverhill Natural Area is open year round for you to enjoy. It's a great place to view wildlife and offers a few different trails to hike or snowshoe.

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Latest Bird Sightings

Using our interactive eBird map, you can find out what birds are hanging around the BBO based on sightings from other birders. You can also contribute to this resource by entering your sightings directly to ebird! 

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Beaverhill Lake

This Important Bird Area used to be one of the largest bodies of water in Alberta. What happened to this massive feature on the landscape? What does it look like today? Are there still birds using this habitat? Find out here.

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Geoff Holroyd Young Ornithologists' Workshop

The first ever Beaverhill Bird Observatory’s Geoff Holroyd Young Ornithologists’ Workshop ran from 31 July - 1 August, 2016.

The fun and enthusiastic group of students made for an enjoyable and productive week. The eight students came from across central Alberta with a common interest in birds and nature. During the week they improved their bird identification skills and were taught how to extract birds from mist nets and band them.

The week included daily talks with topics as diverse as bird photography (Gerald Romanchuk), tree swallow ecology (Geoff Holroyd) and peregrine falcon recovery (Gordon Court). David Lawrie and Loney Dickson lead a field trip to learn about local butterflies. Other local field trips allowed the students to band purple martins, canoe and handle raptors.

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