Flying High at Kallal

Event Details

May 12th, 2017, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Kallal property, Lindbrook, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join us as we prepare to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day! The main task of the day will be to clear the fence line from fallen and overgrown vegetation at our Kallal property in the Cooking Lake Moraine. Having a fence line that is clear of encroaching vegetation and in good shape, will ensure that it is as wildlife friendly as possible.

Please note: This event starts earlier than usual in order to capture the peak activity period of the birds.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/zi3jv0 to add your car or join a ride going to the event. Happy carpooling!

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About Kallal property, Lindbrook

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

Volunteers will work to clear the fence lines at Kallal from overgrown and fallen vegetation. As we go, we will also be repairing sections of fence which are in need of a little T.L.C. Instructions and tools will be provided.

Why you will love it

We will be partnering up with the Beaverhill Bird Observatory (BBO) in the morning to give volunteers a chance to experience the technique of bird banding firsthand and learn about BBO’s contributions to the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network! This will ensure that everyone is in “flying spirits” for International Migratory Bird Day which falls on the following day!

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please bring a lunch with you. Additional information will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

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

Beaverhill Bird Observatory is a partner of NCC

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:

Clothes
  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications