Ellis Bird Farm is now closed for the season. See you in 2016!

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.


Ellis Bird Farm Gardens


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

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Special Recent Posts

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

Bug Jamboree!

Bug Jamboree!

August 11th, 2015

What a great day we had at the Bug Jamboree! We started with John Acorn's entertaining songs and hadRead More

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


Upcoming Events

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

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

Support Us

Donations are welcome and gratefully accepted at Ellis Bird Farm.


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

Recent Updates

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

Green Roof Design in Red Deer


Ellis Bird Farm’s head gardener, Cynthia Pohl (Living Lands Landscape and Design) has received an international award for her green roof design on the roof of Berry Architecture in Red Deer,.. read more

One Lucky Raffle Prize Winner!


Reid Boukall was the lucky winner of one of the raffle items. He won a tile by Voyageur Tile of Red Deer. Reid was delighted by his luck!

We are Now Closed for the Season


See you next year!