Rare Bird Alert Calgary: May 2

Have you seen an unusual bird in Calgary?  If it is a species on this Reportable_Birds list (PDF), please report it to the  Rare Bird Alert line at 403 221-4519 and leave a message after the beep at the end of the recording.  If you would like some help with species identification, email us at us at zoxox@shaw.ca . To report injured wildlife call the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society at 403 239-2488, or the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation at 403 946-2361.

This Bird Alert was recorded on Monday May 1 10:10 am.

SIGHTINGS FOR

Sunday, May 1
–HERMIT THRUSH (1) – Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (IBS) by Bill Wilson
–LINCOLN’S SPARROW (1) – IBS by BW
–EASTERN PHOEBE (2) – IBS by BW; Cochrane area/Glenbow Ranch PP by Andrew Hart and CFNS field trip
–VESPER SPARROW – location and observers as last above
–ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – location and observers last above
–RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (1m, 3f) – Chestermere Lake by Terry Korolyk
–EURASIAN WIGEON (1m) – 0.5 km east of Shepard on TwpRd 232 by Andrew Slater
–BONAPARTE’S GULL (88+) – 28 observed on Glenmore Reservoir by BW; 40 at large slough east of RgeRd 28 on Inverlake Rd and another 20 on McElvroy Slough (RgeRd 28 & Inverlake Rd), both by TK; Andrew Slater observed BONAPARTE’S GULLS in the Shepard/Weed Lake area

Saturday, April 30
–HUDSONIAN GODWIT (26) – Frank Lake by Nemali Seneviratne and two other observers
–MARBLED GODWIT (5) – location and observers as above
–SAVANNAH SPARROW (1) – east Fish Creek PP (FCPP) (boat launch to Bankside) by Gus Yaki and the Friends of Fish Creek Society (FFCS)
–LINCOLN’S SPARROW (1) – location and observers as above

Thursday, April 28
–VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW (2+) – with TREE SWALLOWS at Lafarge Meadows (west side of the Bow River south of Hwy 22X bridge) by NS; another observed in east FCPP (boat launch to Bankside) by GY and FFCS
–RUSTY BLACKBIRD (1m) – near boat launch and Bow Bottom Tr in east FCPP by GY and FFCS
–AMERICAN PIPIT – Lafarge Meadows by NS

The next scheduled update of the Bird Alert is Thursday, May 5.