Upcoming Events

Whitemud Ravine Bird Walk

Whitemud Creek Ravine Spring Bird Walk

Saturday May 12, 2018 8:30am to 11:30am (backup rain date is Sat May 19 8:30 start)

Led by Wayne Oakes

Our leader, Wayne Oakes, has spent many days in spring and throughout the year walking the ravine, taking pictures and locating many hard to find birds along this beautiful valley in the middle of the city. Join us at 9:00 a.m. in the parking area at the Alfred Savage Centre 13909 Fox Drive in the parking lot right at the bottom of the Toboggan Hill.

Description: An easy walk through Whitemud Ravine starting from the Alfred Savage Centre to look for spring migrants and some of the harder to find year long residents such as brown creepers, great horned owls, barred owls or northern saw-whet owls. We may be able to spot up to six different species of the woodpecker family all of which have been present in the ravine. Suitable for families; and beginning birders are always welcome.

Duration: 3 hours approximately.

Dress: Clothes for the weather, appropriate footwear (the trail may be a bit muddy).

Difficulty: Easy walking trails.

Cost: Free

Note: Come as you are; bring binoculars, cameras or other equipment to enhance your birding experience. There are public washrooms at the Alfred Savage Centre.

Register with Wild Birds Unlimited at 587-521-2473 with your name and cell/phone number or email us at wbuedmonton@gmail.com with your name, cell/phone number (in case we need to notify you of any weather issues or changes) and the names of those in your party.

Download the event flyer with info on the Whitemud Ravine Bird Walk including map here. This is a free event and participation is at your own risk.



To Be Announced

Wildlife Friendly Back Yards - Despite it being a snowy day with difficult driving, we had 22 people attend this event on Mar 3 to hear Catherine Shier and Tory Young of the City of Edmonton talking about how to create a wildlife friendly yard. For those of you not able to attend or who had signed up after the event was full, we're hoping to run another, similar event in April. Once it's been firmed up, we'll let you know it's coming. If you'd like to let us know you're interested in such an event, email us at wbuedmonton@gmail.com. For a description of the previous event, check here.