Bird Focus Group
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
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…