Before we became serious birders we had a copy of 'Birds of Alberta' by Chris Fisher and John Acorn on our shelf. The field guide has accompanied us on practically all of our adventures and taught us lots. On our latest adventure we visited some of the famous places mentioned in the guide: Elk Island NP, Beaverhill Lake, Pakowki Lake, & Writing on Stone PP. Visiting these places that we have read about in our book felt like a rite of passage as we become more passionate about birding. We also did a quick spin into Saskatchewan and checked out lakes near Morse and Chaplin.