Ellis Bird Farm owlets have been named by Kathleen Evon (TyrolKat) and her chat group.
First owlet born: "Hailey" - Because it hatched during a short sleet (hail) downpour, and the soft, white pellets were bouncing off Ellie.
Second owlet born: "April". That owlet hatched on April 1.
Third owlet born: "Gus" (too cute). Gus stands for the gusty winds the owlet was introduced to after hatching.
A new Young Ornithologists' workshop is starting at the Beaverhill Bird Observatory the first week of August. It is named after Geoff Holroyd to reflect the impact he has had on BBO and because his interest in birds was fostered by his days hanging out at a banding station. There are several applicants already but we would like to advertise it further than the Edmonton area. In case you know of any teens (ages 15-18) that have been hanging around the Ellis Bird Farm because of their interest in birds that might want to learn the art of banding and get immersed in bird ID, we are looking for them. They do not have to be listers or great birders- just have an interest in birds.
Application form below:
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Our new chef for the Ellis Café, Matt Burton, is busy getting his menu finalized and kitchen set up for a busy season ahead. The new menu will be posted on April 15th.
Ellis Café will be open Monday, May 23!
One box of 48 books - that's all we have left of the 5,000 Backyard Bird Feeding: An Alberta Guidebooks that were printed. In just five short months, this book is virtually sold out. We have a reprint ordered! -Myrna Pearman
Jameson Maier helped his grandpa, Morley, haul vintage bird boxes in his wagon to a waiting van last week. Doug and Lynn Brand have kindly offered to transport the second load of these beautiful boxes from Yorkton to EBF
Ellis Bird Farm enjoyed a very successful weekend at the Spring Garden Show in Calgary. Kathryn Kopciuk and EBF board member, Gordon Johnson, both volunteered to help Myrna Pearman and Claudia Lipski tell show attendees about EBF. Over 1,000 rack cards were handed out! - Myrna Pearman
Ellis Bird Farm
Video Stories here
When purchasing from our online bookstore, Myrna will be happy to "sign" any of her books for you.
All proceeds from the sales of these books support the education, conservation, and research programs of Ellis Bird Farm.
· Household brooms
· Yarn and plastic lacing cord
· Umbrellas to loan out to visitors on rainy days
· Wooden or nature-based plastic beads for our school and day camp programs
· Old fashioned one-speed bike (to keep the farmstead theme of EBF). This would be used for staff to open and close the gate and other errands around the site.
· Leaf blowers
· Bistro sets (small table, two chairs
We celebrate the contributions cats and birds make to our lives, our environment, and our communities, and invite Canadians to consider what they can do to make Canada a safer place for both cats and birds. Here.