Inspire appreciation and conservation of birds and biodiversity in Alberta and elsewhere.
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 Monday, July 31st to Sunday, August 6th, 2023. 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.Learn More
During the winter months, the BBO operates an education outreach program called BirdSmart Education. Our staff give in-presentations with a live bird of prey to all grade levels (pre-k to 12) that are tailored to match the Alberta Curriculum and focus on birds, conservation and climate change. Presentations are also available to afterschool groups, seniors homes, birthday parties and more! Book your presentation today to meet a live bird of prey and learn about the natural world.Learn More
The BBO has established an Endowment Fund to help secure future research efforts!
As a non-profit, BBO relies on grants, donations and fundraising to continue the work we do, none of which can be counted on from year to year. By creating this Endowment Fund with the Edmonton Community Foundation, we intend to eventually provide lifelong support to our organization, allowing us to continue our valuable conservation work without fear of interruption.
Please visit this link to help contribute to our future research: https://www.ecfoundation.org/funds/beaverhill-bird-observatory-endowment-fund/
BBO has been creating short educational videos on bird biology and diversity. Learn about the birds we study and some fun facts about different species by watching these informative and entertaining videos!