Early Bird Gets the Worm
May 24th, 2018, 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Kallal property, Lindbrook, Alberta
Inventories and Monitoring
Strap on those binos and rise n’ shine, it’s spring migration! It’s that time of year again when birds are heading northward, to take advantage of burgeoning insect populations, budding plants and an abundance of nesting locations. Join us as we head out to the Kalall property with the Beaver Hills Bird Observatory to see what species we can find!
Please note the early start time in order to allow for peak bird activity period.
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The Kallal property is approximately 320 acres in size, consisting of an abundance of productive wetlands and native aspen parkland. It is situated within the provincially significant Cooking Lake Moraine as well as the Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Bought by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in 2009, this pristine piece of wilderness is home to a wide diversity of migratory birds, ungulates and other wildlife.
NCC acquired the Kallal property with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.What you will be doing
Participants together with a few bird experts will navigate the Kallal property in search of spring migrants. Using their eyes and ears, we will do our best to identify what bird species are using this conservation site.Why you will love it
Beaver Hill Bird Observatory will be lending their expertise and time to this project. If the weather holds up and winds stay low, they will even set up a bird banding demo!Questions?
Contact Zoe Arnold: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to event day.
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Close-toed footwear
- Long pants
- Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
- Sun hat
- Rain gear
- Bird Guide Book (if you have one)
- 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
- Any necessary medications