Bird Focus Group

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Weather permitting, the Bird Focus group meets on Saturdays for a leisurely 2 hour walk in the Red Deer and Central Alberta area.

Chris Olsen is your host and all are welcome, you do not have to be a RDRN member to attend.

Bring your binoculars, camera/phone. Wear sturdy hiking footwear. Some trails are on rough terrain. Carry water and an energy snack. Wear layers and carry rain gear and a hat as required by conditions. Let Chris know if you have any potential medical issues. Please come fully vaccinated.

Check Coming Events for directions.

Here is the upcoming 2022 scheduled walks:

May 14 – Migratory Bird Day – Raven Brood Trout Station – meet/park at the picnic shelter

May 21 – Alix Lake Nature Trails – meet at the Alix campground

Jun 4 – Riverbend Upper trails – meet in the main parking lot

Jun 11 – Kuhnen Park in Blackfalds – meet in the day-use parking lot

Jun 18 – Radar Hill – RR 260 access – see the Alberta Discover Guide app

Jun 25 & 26 – Bjorge Family Farm/Ferry Point, camping weekend or Saturday day trip – Meeting Creek

Jul 2 – Springbrook Community Park – meet in small parking lot, RHS, just before the Red Deer airport

Jul 9 – J.J. Collett Natural Area – meet in the parking lot

Jul 11 – Kin Kanyon – meet in the Rotary Park parking lot

Jul 23 – Ellis Bird Farm

Jul 30 – The Narrows – meet in the first parking lot

Aug 6 – Michael O’Brien Wetland – meet in the Safety City parking lot

Aug 13 – Red Deer Polytechnic south trails – meet in the south, west parking lot

Aug 20 – Cow Lake – meet in the campground parking lot

Aug 27 – Hazlett Lake – take HWY 11 A west from Gaetz. Take the last RH turn before the HWY 2 exit and park roadside outside the private gate

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Interesting Bird Sightings

We see out-of-the-ordinary birds periodically.  Usually these are birds that are far out of their norrmal range or uncommon in our area. Read more…