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Spring Birding Course

Course runs Monday, April 1, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019

Enjoy watching, listening for, and learning about birds, but please do not feed the birds or other wildlife in Fish Creek Provincial Park. Read more

Fish Creek Provincial Park Notes

During the spring, hundreds of bird species pass through or reside in Fish Creek Provincial Park. Through the Spring Birding Course you can see, hear and learn about fascinating bird species, view them as they return from their wintering grounds and enjoy watching new spring arrivals. Whether you are new to birding or are an experienced birder, these outdoor sessions will enhance your knowledge about birds and provide an opportunity to meet others who enjoy birds and nature. This course is also great for families who would like to spend time together in nature, explore Fish Creek and other natural areas, and learn about birds and conservation. Lifelong naturalist Gus Yaki, and other experienced birding instructors, conducts these outings as a fundraiser for the Friends of Fish Creek.

Each outing is approx. 2.5 hours. Registration Required and fees apply.

Each week the Instructor will email the students for that week’s meeting location.

Thank you to Gus and the other Birding Course instructors, John and Lorrie Anderson, Daniel Arndt, Tim Bandfield, Robert Bell, Fred Bowen, Rob Brown, Trevor Churchill, Bernie Diebolt, Kris Fernet, Wlad Franco-Valias, Donna Franke, Peter Hoyer, Dermot Lane, Bob Lefebvre, Lori Mainland, Doug Maxwell, Gavin McKinnon, David Mitchell, Max Ortiz, Ron Ostrander, Stephen Phelps, Dave Russum, Jennifer Solem, John Stegeman, Diane Stinson, John Thompson, Leao Vermeylen and Rob Worona.

Fee: Once a week outing, Friends of Fish Creek Members: $60.00, Non-members: $100.00.

Twice a week outings, Friends of Fish Creek Members: $100.00, Non-members: $150.00

Youth 16 years of age or younger with registered adult: $5.00

All courses are conducted outdoors.

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Each week the Instructor will email the students for that week’s meeting location.

ONLINE FORM INSTRUCTIONS

1) Complete the form

2) Click Register for Birding Course

3) Submit payment

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6) You can also print this form and mail or deliver it to the Friends of Fish Creek with your payment of cash or cheque.

7) Our office is located at the Cookhouse at the Bow Valley Ranch, in Fish Creek Provincial Park (south end of Bow Bottom Tr. SE) Open 9 am – 5pm, Mon- Fri. Please call before coming down, 403-238-3841

8) Mailing address is:

Friends of Fish Creek

ATTN: Birding

PO Box 2780 Stn M

Calgary, AB T2P 2M7

Enjoy watching, listening for, and learning about birds, but please do not feed the birds in Fish Creek Provincial Park. Read more

Fish Creek Provincial Park Notes

Green-Winged Teal, photo courtesy of Anne Belton

Birding Course Terms and Conditions

As a participant enrolled in the 2019 Friends of Fish Creek Birding Course I hereby acknowledge:

1.That I am fully aware of the risks associated with this activity.
2.That I hereby waive any claim that I may have against the Friends of Fish Creek and of its directors, staff or volunteers and release them from all liability for any damages, loss of income, costs, expenses, or death or other injuries of any kind whatsoever arising out of injuries or damages sustained by me as a result of my participation in this activity.
3.That the Friends have the right, under recommendations from the instructor to remove any person from the program without a refund and without consent if any infractions occur that prevent or hinder the enjoyment of others or cause risks to public safety.

Personal information collected by the Friends of Fish Creek will be used for communicating with you for the purposes of the Birding Courses. This information will not be given, sold, or traded to a party not affiliated with the Birding Course.

By submitting this information I confirm that I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions of the Course

Spring Birding Course 2019

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Payment can be made through PayPal, by calling in with a Credit Card number, or by dropping off payment at the Cookhouse

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