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Spring Birding Course

Registration Opens Tuesday, March 9 at 1:00 pm

12-week program begins Monday, April 5 and continues until Sunday, June 27

This spring, get outside and participate in the popular spring birding course. Through this course you can see, hear and learn about hundreds of fascinating bird species. Birds will be returning from their wintering grounds and many will be giving birth to new spring arrivals. The Spring Birding course is offered at seven different times per week and provides the perfect opportunity for families to get together, spend time in nature exploring Fish Creek and learn about birds and other wildlife.

Due to the high demand for this course and limited capacity, only one outing per week will be available to each participant.

The number of course participants will be limited and health and safety precautions will be in place.

  • Each session lasts approximately 2.5 hours 
  • Start times Monday – Thursday: 9:15 am. Saturdays: 9:00 am, Sundays: 9:00 am and 1:15 pm
  • Fee: Friends of Fish Creek Members: $60.00 each, Non-members: $100.00 each

Please choose your course time and complete the registration form below. If you find that you are unable to attend the course after it has begun, please email so we can open up a spot for another participant. 

Mondays 9:15 am

Tuesdays 9:15 am

Wednesdays 9:15 am

Thursdays 9:15 am

Saturdays 9:00 am

Sundays 9:00 am

Sundays 1:15pm


Become a Member or Renew Your Membership

Check out the following links in case you’d like to do a bit of birding on your own!

Fish Creek Provincial Park Notes

Bird Checklist

Thank you to David Mitchell and all of the user-friendly experts we have as Birding Course instructors: John Anderson, Lorrie Anderson, Renee Beaton, Robert Bell, Rob Brown, Teresa Brown, Trevor Churchill, Bernie Diebolt, Wlad Franco-Valias, Donna Franke, Dermot Lane, Lori Mainland, Doug Maxwell, Stephen Phelps, Jennifer Solem, Carole Steeves, Liz Soria, Diane Stinson, John Thompson, Marco van Son, Angela Krauss van Son, Leao Vermeylen, Joan Walker, Wayne Walker, and Robert Worona.

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

White pelican, photo courtesy of Ken Pride