Steaks & Saw-whets 2016 Saw-whet Owl

Friday Sept. 28 & Saturday Sept. 29, 2018
At the Beaverhill Bird Observatory

Celebrate the annual fall movements of the Northern Saw-whet Owl through the Beaverhill Natural Area.  A steak barbecue with veggies will be served at the Beaverhill Bird Observatory followed by setting up mist nets to capture owls for banding. Learn about their biology while observing owls up close. Enjoy the sounds of fall migration and the stars at this dark sky site. This popular event sells out so please book early to ensure your spot! Online registration required.

Time:Dinner served between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Nets go up at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Members $30 /person, Non-members $40/person can include $10 life membership, free for kids under 12 when accompanied by their parents.
Contact: For more information contact Geoff at

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 Supported by: Alberta Conservation Association, TD Friends of the Environment, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, Nature Canada (Charles Labatiuk Conservation Fund) and Bird Studies Canada (Baillie Fund), Community Environment Action Grant Program, Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP),The Wildbird General Store, Telus, Aviva, and Sherwood Park Fish and Game.

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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.