EBF is open for the season! Tuesday through Sunday 11:00AM to 5:00PM
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Welcome to Ellis Bird Farm

Located in the heart of central Alberta, Ellis Bird Farm is both a working farm as well as a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Mountain Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and other native cavity-nesting birds. Drop-in visitors and tour groups are welcome at Ellis Bird Farm during the summer months, when we are open to the public.  We invite you to stroll the trails, enjoy the beautiful gardens, see the world’s largest outdoor collection of bluebird nest boxes, take a tour out to our bluebird trail, visit the Visitor Centre and linger in the Tea House. We invite you to visit us! Enjoy a country drive in Central Alberta, find directions to Ellis Bird Farm here.

We need to know if you are planning to visit EBF with an organized group, especially children. Although we do not charge for drop-in visits, booked groups get priority for the facilities, including the dipping pier. We are often busy with booked groups (e.g., tours, day camps, special events) in the summer and, during inclement weather, we do not have extra space. In order to make visits pleasant for everyone, please phone ahead. Better yet, book a tour, our fees are nominal and our programs are awesome!

 

Ellis Bird Farm Gardens

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Stroll through beautiful gardens, designed and maintained with the environment and wildlife habitat as a priority.

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Special Recent Posts

We Close on Sept 7th!

We Close on Sept 7th!

August 29th, 2015

It's hard to believe that another season will soon draw to a close. Be sure to pay us a visit sometiRead More

Accepting Applications for New Tea House Operators

Accepting Applications for New Tea House Operators

August 15th, 2015

After three very successful seasons operating the EBF Tea House, Blake and Pavla of Terre It Up CateRead More

*We have lots of events and workshops planned for the next few weeks. Be sure to check out our Upcoming Events!*

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Upcoming Events

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Drop-in, join one of our programs or participate in our special events.
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Tea House

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Visit the Tea House for tea, lunch or an ice cream!
Delicious Home Cooking

Support Us

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Donations are welcome and gratefully accepted at Ellis Bird Farm.
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Webcams

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The owlets have fledged. We regularly move the cameras around to other interesting locations.
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Recent Updates

Check out the Bird Farm Blog for the latest stories, pictures and videos from Ellis Bird Farm!

We Close on Sept 7th!

08/29/2015

It’s hard to believe that another season will soon draw to a close. Be sure to pay us a visit sometime before September 7th!  Closing Day will be a fun.. read more

Accepting Applications for New Tea House Operators

08/15/2015

After three very successful seasons operating the EBF Tea House, Blake and Pavla of Terre It Up Catering have decided to pursue other interests. Ellis Bird Farm is now accepting.. read more

Bug Jamboree!

08/11/2015

What a great day we had at the Bug Jamboree! We started with John Acorn’s entertaining songs and had an enjoyable time on our butterfly count. Thank you to the.. read more