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!