27 May 2023
8:30 am

Frank Lake

We're sorry; registrations have closed for this adventure.

Distance: 5 km
Difficulty: Easy

Come and learn the basics of bird watching at Frank Lake, an internationally recognized Important Bird Area and one of the best places to see birds in Southern Alberta.

This adventure offers new birders the opportunity to learn the techniques of identifying birds as well as to see many different species in a typical southern Alberta lake habitat. Water birds offer a perfect opportunity for those new to watching birds as they tend to be more stationary and not hidden behind bushes!

Frank Lake is a very special place for birds, especially in the springtime. It supports significant numbers of waterfowl and shorebirds during spring migration. There are sometimes thousands of snowy white swans on the water, as well as many different species of ducks and shorebirds.

The lake is also considered one of the most important wetlands in southwestern Alberta for breeding water birds. Several thousand Franklin's Gull nest here each year, in addition to many other species.

Meeting time and place: Anderson LRT station – SE corner of parking lot at 8.30am, we will return to the same location by 3 pm. 

Frank Lake is a 40 minute drive, we can car pool from the meeting place.  


Chris Saunders
and Peter McKenzie-Brown

We're sorry; this adventure is fully booked.

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