X- Country Skis and Snowshoes available to borrow this winter

Outdoor recreation is more important then ever this winter so we are happy to announce that CROSS-COUNTRY SKI AND SNOWSHOE EQUIPMENT RENTALS are now available at the Boreal Centre.

Although the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation  is currently closed to the public for drop-in use, we have worked hard to develop a new equipment rental process for our snowshoes and cross-country ski equipment that will enable local residents to safely enjoy outdoor winter fun within the current COVID-19 restrictions. Due to limited equipment and high demand, rentals will be available on a short-term basis only. These rentals are available FREE thanks to special funding from our sponsors.
DOWNLOAD THE EQUIPMENT RENTAL FORM and submit it to info@borealbirdcentre.ca. If you have any questions, you can contact us at 780-849-8240 for more information.

2020 LSLBO Annual Report

Adult male yellow warbler banded on June 20, 2020

Despite all the challenges of operating the station during a global pandemic, the staff at the LSLBO completed one of our busiest field season’s ever at the station!

Check out all the highlights of the 2020 season at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory in our 2020 Annual Report from Bander in Charge, Robyn Perkin. And a huge thank you to all of our dedicated supporters who helped to make it happen each year: West Fraser, Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. Tolko Industries, Alberta Conservation Association, Government of Canada, Alberta Parks, and all of our members.

New Winter Programs available

Although the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation facility is CLOSED for the winter season, winter education programs are still available through the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory and our education partner, the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society.

So if you are a teacher, or a home schooling family looking for new online resources for your program, check out our Education Page for scavenger hunts, videos, and lesson plans. We will be adding new resources to this page throughout the winter season,  so check back soon.

We are also adapting our fieldtrip and classroom programs for COVID-19 restrictions, so check out some alternatives for our 2020/2021 winter programs this winter. For more info, or to book a program,  contact us at 780-849-8240 or email info@lslbo.org to book your program.

You can also contact our education partner, the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society for some great ideas on connecting your kids to nature.