Our owl monitoring program has been operating since 1997. The primary objectives are to document the relative abundance and migration timing of Northern Saw-whet and Boreal Owls moving through the Beaverhill Natural Area during the fall. Click the link below to learn more.
Primarily in the winter months, BBO runs an active education program. Staff give presentations focusing on bird conservation, diversity, and research to schools, day homes, children’s nature groups (such as Scouts), senior’s residences / associations, and other groups. A live educational owl is brought to every event to further reinforce the material taught during educational presentations.
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.
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!
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.