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 Are Open on Monday!

We Are Open on Monday!

July 31st, 2015

Ellis Bird Farm will be open on Monday August 1 from 11 AM till 5 PM. We hope to see you!Read More

Family Nature School and Hypertufa Workshop Cancelled

Family Nature School and Hypertufa Workshop Cancelled

July 21st, 2015

We are sorry to inform you that the Family Nature School on Saturday, August 1st and the Hypertufa WRead 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 Are Open on Monday!

07/31/2015

Ellis Bird Farm will be open on Monday August 1 from 11 AM till 5 PM. We hope to see you!

Family Nature School and Hypertufa Workshop Cancelled

07/21/2015

We are sorry to inform you that the Family Nature School on Saturday, August 1st and the Hypertufa Workshop on Sunday, August 2nd are cancelled.

Owl Spotting!

07/21/2015

Last night we saw our great horned owls Ellie, Wilma and Windy hanging out by the beaver pond! Ellie looked a little grumpy but the owlets look very healthy!