Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

This is an important education and research centre focusing on the neotropical birds that summer in the Lesser Slave Lake region and on northern Alberta’s boreal forest generally.

Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory
23rd Annual Songbird Festival 
May 26 & 27, 2018

Saturday, May 26

6:30 am to 1:30 pm

Help us celebrate our 25th year of Migration Monitoring!!

  • Early-Bird Pancake Breakfast ($) kicks off at 6:30 am, Then check out our tasty BBQ lunch! ($)
  • Guided Birding Hikes (2) will be departing the Boreal Centre at 7 & 8 am with some of our favourite birders. Head out on the Trans-Canada Trail to discover some of migratory birds that have arrived for the festival. Walk also includes a stop at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO).
  • Tours of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory will be departing hourly from 7 to 11 am.Catch the bus down to the LSLBO to see their migration monitoring programs in action.
  • Fun Hands-on Children’s Activities available all morning including bird house building ($), crafts, scavenger hunts, and more!
  • Drop in Programs and Nature Workshops from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Birds of the Athabasca Region 

Athabasca Birds  [Download to double-sided legal paper for best result.] 

This is a PDF copy of the  Friends of the Athabasca Environment and Crooked Creek Conservancy Society of Athabasca, checklist of the 222 species seen in the region thus far.  


This joint project of the Cornell Lab for Ornithology and the National Audubon Society provides tools and reporting mechanisms for citizen-scientists to help map bird abundance and distribution.


This app offers fast visual learning for beginners using Cornell Lab of Ornithology data configured to the date and your location.  It’s good for children as well as adults.

Larkwire for the Planet

This Master Birder (land birds, water birds) auditory program uses computer game ploys to speed transition to intermediate/advanced birder level.

iBird Canada

This Mitch Waite Group app covers the birds found in the Athabasca area.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This is an indispensable source for all things birding related.