Egg Collecting is Illegal
Without proper permits, the collecting of eggs of most birds in Alberta is illegal. Eighty years
ago, egg collecting was a popular hobby in Alberta. This hobby provided important information
that helped map the breeding distribution of Alberta birds. Egg collecting on a wide-scale today
would jeopardize the health of many bird populations in the province. Finding nests and eggs of
birds is a wonderful addition to any birding trip. Minimizing the amount of disturbance you create
for the nesting pair is essential. You can easily cause the parents to leave, or lead predators to the nest. Enjoy but don't destroy!