Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary

If you love watching birds, do not miss a visit to Inglewood Bird Sanctuary on your trip to Calgary. This wildlife reserve is spread over 36 hectares and is inhabited by at least 270 species of birds. There is no dearth of nature trails here that run through the riverine forest.

You can find a variety of interesting wildlife at this sanctuary any time of the year, even though summer and spring are the best seasons for bird viewing. If you are here during late fall or spring, you will find uncommon species of gull. During fall migration, you can find many warblers.

The sanctuary is bordered by the Bow River Pathway through which bicycles and pedestrians access the area. This sanctuary is open on all days of the year from dawn to dusk. You can enjoy the natural ambience strolling along the 2.5 km pathways. On the western side of the lagoon, between the river and the south bridge, you will find trails that are wheelchair accessible.

Visit this sanctuary in various seasons and you will find that more birds come here during certain periods than others. If you wish to enjoy watching the migrant songbirds, the best time to be here is August and September.

If you visit the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary during winter, you will find a lot of tame black capped chickadees and thousands of mallards.

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Sight Name: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Sight Location: Calgary, Canada (See walking tours in Calgary)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Calgary, Alberta

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