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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, August 2nd to Sunday, August 8th, 2021. 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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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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The BBO has established an Endowment Fund to help secure future research efforts!

As a non-profit, BBO relies on Grants, Casinos and Donations to continue the work we do. None of which can be counted on from year to year. Our intention, by creating this Endowment Fund with the Edmonton Community Foundation, is to eventually provide lifelong support to our organization.

Please visit this link to help contribute to our future research: https://www.ecfoundation.org/funds/beaverhill-bird-observatory-endowment-fund/


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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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