Ellis Bird Farm is now closed for the season. We will reopen on May 18, 2015. Thanks for a great summer!
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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 FarmĀ here.

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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Vintage Bird Box to Pennsylvania

Vintage Bird Box to Pennsylvania

October 21st, 2014

EBF Board Member, Gordon Johnson (proudly wearing his EBF hat!), presents a Morley Maier vintage birRead More

Purple Martin houses for EBF!

Purple Martin houses for EBF!

October 8th, 2014

When Jim Boyd of Bashaw faced serious health problems, he offered to donate his three purple martin Read More

*Ellis Bird Farm is closed for the season. We will open for the summer on Monday, May 18, 2015*

Upcoming Events

IMG_0135 View Calendar Drop-in, join one of our programs or participate in our special events.

Tea House

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

Webcams

beaver May 8 Watch LIVE We have live webcams up and running in several lodges; take a peek!

Support Us

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA How to Help Donations are welcome and gratefully accepted at Ellis Bird Farm.

Recent Updates

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

Vintage Bird Box to Pennsylvania

10/21/2014

EBF Board Member, Gordon Johnson (proudly wearing his EBF hat!), presents a Morley Maier vintage bird box to Judy Hoak in Macungio, Pennsylvania. Judy put a very generous bid ($675.00!).. read more

Another Purple Martin Journey Logged!

10/08/2014

By Dr. Kevin Fraser This bird went far into South America, with its first wintering roost in Bolivia at about -20 latitude. Interestingly this was very close to where Marco.. read more

Purple Martin houses for EBF!

10/08/2014

When Jim Boyd of Bashaw faced serious health problems, he offered to donate his three purple martin houses to Ellis Bird Farm. With the assistance of Del and Debra McKinnon,.. read more