Birds at the Ellis Bird Farm jumped in and out of nests during the site’s 2018 Bluebird Festival. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Get ready for the annual Bluebird Festival

Ellis Bird Farm hosts festival

Ellis Bird Farm will host its annual Bluebird Festival on July 13.

People can register at the visitor centre for a garden tour from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The bluebird trail tour, which runs from noon to 2:30 p.m., also requires registration and people must provide their own transportation.

Jazz Explosion will serenade visitors from 1 to 3 p.m.

Children can participate in crafts, Nature Kids NatureBlitz, nest box building and bird banding with Strix Ecological. The cost to build a nest box is $6.

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute will be on site showcasing its new app, NatureLynx.

The Blue Feather Award will be presented at 2 p.m. to a bluebird trail caretaker.

Ellis Bird Farm Cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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