About Ellis Bird Farm Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
In addition to being a working farm, Ellis Bird farm is a non profit organization devoted to the conservation of Mountain Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and other native cavity-nesting birds.
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What to do at Ellis Bird Farm?
Things to do/Attractions at Ellis Bird Farm
1. Take a leisurely stroll along the trails enjoying beautiful gardens, butterfly gardens, orchards, hummingbird gardens and water gardens.
2. See the collection of Bluebird nestboxes and take a bluebird trail.
3. Join a Bird Banding tour. There is no charge to participate but pre-registration is required. Call 403-885-4477 to book.
4. There is also a visitor centre and a gift shop.
One can also host Birthday parties and other functions here.
Who all can go and enjoy ? -All. Kids will love seeing the birds.
When to go Ellis Bird Farm?
Ellis Bird Farm Lacombe Hours/Timing
May 21 | 2018 – September 3, 2018 (Victoria Day to Labour Day)
Tuesday through Sunday : 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Holiday Mondays: : 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tea House opens at 12:00 PM on Sundays
Bird Banding Tours are offered at 2:00 pm each Sunday afternoon during June and July (weather permitting).
Ellis Bird Farm organises many events for the nature enthusiasts. See here for more information.
Bluebird Festival – Enjoy musical entertainment by Jazz Explosion, crafts, nestbox building, tours and more! (Saturday July 14 )
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 too! (August 11, 2018)
Best time to visit Ellis Bird Farm
To see the gardens – July and August.
To see Purple Martins – Mid August.
To see Blue birds – June – Mid July.
How much will it cost to visit Ellis Bird Farm?
Free. Donations are appreciated.
How to get to Ellis Bird Farm?
Location & Directions to Ellis Bird Farm –
The farm is located 8 km east (on Highway 12) and 8 km south (Prentiss Road/RR 26-0) of Lacombe. The farm is on the west side of the road, across from the MEGlobal petrochemical facility.
Click on the coordinates to get directions using google map. –
GPS coordinates: 52.390871,-113.611085 (this is the approximate location of the farm on Range road 26-0/Prentiss Road)
How long to see Ellis Bird Farm?
Time Required to Visit Ellis Bird Farm – 1 hours to 3 hours
What about Amenities, Access & Parking Ellis Bird Farm?
There is a Tea House for lunch and afternoon tea.
The trails are Wheel chair accessible.
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