COVID-19 Update

The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is currently closed to the public due to MOH health restrictions. Nature centres will be  part of Step 3 for reopening, so stay tuned for updates.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the LSLBO Banding Station will be closed to the public again this spring to ensure that we keep everyone safe.  We are hoping to be able to open the station to small group tours later this summer if restrictions are lifted.

Our Annual 26th Annual Songbird Festival will also look different this year. We are still working on the schedule, but there will be some virtual workshops, self directed activities and hopefully some small group programs.



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,  Alberta ParksEnvironment and Climate Change Canada and all of our members.

Education Resources for Teachers and Parents


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 year,  so check back soon for more fun!

Although COVID-19 is limiting our ability to do fieldtrips this year, we are adapting our fieldtrip and classroom programs for virtual or self directed programs, Check out our Education Program Brochure for some of our fieldtrip options and then call us to find out how we can adapt it for your students.

For more info or to book a program,  contact us at 780-849-8240 or email

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