Save the Date!

Stay tuned for more program details in the new year

This local birding festival is an annual celebration of Spring Migration in the boreal forest including tours of the LSLBO, nature workshops, birding hikes, children’s activities, and of course, everyone favorite, the early bird Pancake Breakfast.

Saturday, May 27Songbird Festival

Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation, Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park.

6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate Spring Migration with a morning of birding fun at the Boreal Centre.

Tours of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory

6:30 am to 1:00 pm: Neal Knoot Pancake Breakfast plus BBQ Burgers – coffee and pancakes will be ready for the “early birds” with tasty burgers available for lunch. Generously sponsored by Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd.

7 am and 8 am: Guided Birding Walks – Head out with some of our favourite birders and spot some of the beautiful wood warblers arriving each day during spring migration.

Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory Tours departing hourly from 7 am to 11 am: Hop on the bus for the chance to experience the work of the researchers at the station and hopefully experience these tiny songbirds up close!

NATURE WORKSHOPS: To be announced.

FUN DROP IN ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES including bird house build, crafts and family fun.

  • Birdhouse and Bird Feeder building
  • Bird Silhouette Painting
  • Top 10 Bird Scavenger Hunt
  • Migration Obstacle Course

For more information, contact us at or 780-849-8240.

Sunday, May 28 – 17th Annual Bird Run/Walk (5K/10K)

Join us for this fun 5K/10K run/walk through the beautiful boreal forest trails around the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation. Surrounded by the songs of birds, it is a great way to enjoy the arrival of spring! Trails are well marked with wide packed gravel and grass surfaces. This event is suitable for all ages and dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash.

The “race” kicks off at 10:00 am sharp from the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation. Stay tuned for more details in the new year as we organize the event.