During the winter months, when migration is over and the field station is inaccessible, BBO runs a classroom education program called BirdSmart. Our expert staff give presentations focusing on bird conservation, research and climate change that align with the provincial curriculum. These presentations reach a wide variety of audiences, including schools, day homes, children’s nature groups (such as Scouts), senior’s residences / associations, and other groups. A live educational bird is brought to every presentation to further reinforce the material taught during the presentations. This year we are offering a combination of in-person and digital presentations at the discretion of the interested party.
Find out more by following the link!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/
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!Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
This year, BBO began creating short educational videos on bird biology and diversity. Check them out on our YouTube channel using the link below!