Bird Watching

Located along a major migratory flyway, the Slave Lake Region is a birders’ paradise.

Tourists aren’t the only visitors to Slave Lake. Millions of songbirds also head up to the boreal forest each summer to raise their families. Watch for bald eagles, osprey or white pelicans along the lake shore, or just sit back and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the songbirds that will surround you. With over 250 bird species recorded in this area, you are sure to discover a new bird to add to your checklist during your visit.


Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

Box 1076
Slave Lake, AB
T0G 2A0


Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

Nestled along the shores of Lesser Slave Lake, the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is a unique research and education facility operated as a partnership between the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory and Alberta Parks. Interactive displays provide an in-depth look at the world of birds and the boreal forest, while the expert staff are happy to answer any of your nature questions. While you are there, you can also explore Interpretive Trails, check out the gift shop for local souvenirs and enjoy the family friendly programs. Whether you are an avid birder looking for tips on where to find that special bird, or a nature lover wanting to learn more about what the Lesser Slave Region has to offer, make sure to stop in at the centre during your visit.

Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory

A summer visit to the Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park isn’t complete without taking the opportunity to drop in to the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory to visit the researchers and learn more about our boreal birds. In addition to monitoring the breeding and migratory birds of the region, the LSLBO also provides great education programs for the public. If you are lucky, you may even have the chance to see these beautiful songbirds up close! Contact the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation for more information on tours and education programs.