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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 or falcon is brought to every event to further reinforce the material taught during educational presentations.

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Geoff Holroyd Young Ornithologists' Workshop 2016 Young Ornithologists - Group Photo

The Beaverhill Bird Observatory’s Geoff Holroyd Young Ornithologists’ Workshop is a week-long workshop to provide teenagers interested in birds with a practical, working knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of birds and their conservation.

The Workshop will run from Sunday, August 4th to Saturday, August 10th, 2019. Up to 10 participants, aged 15-18 years old, will be selected. 

They will be provided with the opportunity to learn bird banding and identification skills from experienced ornithologists at our field research station east of Tofield, Alberta.  While applicants do not have to be top-notch birders, they have to share a keen interest in birds and conservation. 

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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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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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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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