Early Bird Gets the Worm

Event Details

June 7th, 2019, 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bowersock (Pincher Creek), Alberta
Inventories and Monitoring

Calling all early birds! Join us for a morning bird survey on our Bowersock property. Together we will visit a number of different habitats in search of our feathered friends. Whether you are an expert birder or just starting out, all are welcome to get outside with us as we explore this beautiful property and document our observations!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. Happy carpooling!

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About Bowersock (Pincher Creek)

This scenic 64 hectare (160 ac.) property is located in the Castle Crowsnest Watershed Natural Area, just 22 km southwest of the Town of Pincher Creek. The area’s grassland, woodland and wetland habitats are important for wide ranging mammals such as elk, moose, grizzly bears and mule deer. One of the property’s key features is its diverse range in vegetation establishments, including bog birch fen, an uncommon plant community in this area of the province.

What you will be doing

Following a pre-determined survey route, you will search for birds in different types of habitats on the property. The data you collect will help NCC document the current population of the local bird species, and will also be used to help determine future stewardship actions on site.

Why you will love it

Morning truly is one of the best time for birding! This event offers an incredible opportunity to explore this unique property, while honing your birding skills. Did we mention that there will also be plenty of breakfast treats to keep you fueled along the way?


Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks and drinks. Additional information, including maps and driving directions, will be sent to you after you have registered for the event.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Warm Layers of Clothing
  • Long pants
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Backpack
  • 1 Litre of water in reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medication
  • Binoculars, if you have a pair