Ellis Bird Farm is open for the 2014 season! Check out our events, workshops and programs, visit the Tea House for delicious food and linger in the gardens.
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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.

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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Bug Jamboree Song!

August 10th, 2014

We love to have John Acorn, the Nature Nut, join us for our annual Bug Jamboree! On Saturday he sangRead More

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More workshops coming up in August!

July 27th, 2014

Two more photography courses, an Artist Trading Card Workshop, Youth Theatre, Day Camps and Knee HigRead More

*Please note that reservations are recommended for the Tea House, especially on Sundays. Phone 403-586-4547 for reservations*
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Flora and Fauna Artist Trading cards 10:00 am
Flora and Fauna Artist Trading c...
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball trading cards, cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers,.. read more
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Beginner Photography 9:00 am
Beginner Photography @ Ellis Bird Farm
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
*Please note that this is a one day course. There is a repeat of the workshop offered on August 5th.* Instructor: Adrian Thysse Introduction to Photography with the Digital Single.. read more
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Knee High Naturalists 10:00 am
Knee High Naturalists @ Ellis Bird Farm
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Program is designed for 3 – 7 year olds A program designed specifically for the Knee High Naturalists in your family! Enjoy an hour of nature based hands-on activities for.. read more
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Bug Jamboree 1:00 pm
Bug Jamboree @ Ellis Bird Farm
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for our Annual Bug Jamboree! Explore and learn all about the insects around us though the expertise of Alberta bug enthusiasts. Enjoy a butterfly count, entertainment and crafts.. read more
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Day Camp 10:00 am
Day Camp
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spend the day at Ellis Bird Farm exploring the sights and sounds, building a nestbox, pond dipping and more! Ages 6-10 Please pack a bag lunch and water bottle. $25.. read more
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Macrophotography Workshop 9:00 am
Macrophotography Workshop @ Ellis Bird Farm
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
*Please note that this is a one day course. There is a repeat of the workshop offered on August 19th.* Instructor: Adrian Thysse Close-up and Macro Photography with the DSLR.. read more
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Knee High Naturalists 10:00 am
Knee High Naturalists @ Ellis Bird Farm
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Program is designed for 3 – 7 year olds A program designed specifically for the Knee High Naturalists in your family! Enjoy an hour of nature based hands-on activities for.. read more
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Alberta Open Farm Days 11:00 am
Alberta Open Farm Days
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Tea House will be serving barbecued pig with all the homestyle fixings. Chef Blake Anderson will use his custom built BBQ to slow cook a whole pig. It will.. read more
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Upcoming Events

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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

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Bird Farm Blog

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

Bug Jamboree 2014

08/13/2014

Thanks to everyone that came out for our annual Bug Jamboree! John Acorn kicks off festivities Congratulations to Roger Kirchen and Adam Beganiek, winners of the pollinator photo contest!

Edible Mushroom Garden!

08/03/2014

Tea House Operator Blake Anderson is starting an edible mushroom garden! He hopes to be able to soon add these delectable delights to his delicious soups.

Pollinator Photo Contest Entries

08/03/2014

Shalynn Westervelt puts the finishing touches on our display of photos submitted to the Pollinator Photo Contest. The entries will be judged at the Bug Jamboree on August 9th. We received.. read more